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Jonathon Mason Warren's Surgical Kit

Jonathon Mason Warren's Surgical Kit
Surgeons in the mid-nineteenth century often traveled to a patient's home, where a kitchen table would typically be used for the operation. Pocket-sized surgical kits would accompany the practitioner on such surgical house calls. This small kit (only six inches long) belonged to Jonathan Mason Warren, a visiting surgeon at the Massachusetts General Hospital from 1846 to 1867.

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