Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Medical Saddle Bags

From: civilwarvirtualmuseum.org

Medical saddle bags were carried by surgeons in the field to hold a variety of medicines for the treatment of the sick and wounded. The saddle bags were made of leather and designed to carry smaller quantities than apothecary chests, making it easier for the surgeons to move about.

Image Courtesy Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield; WICR 30614

Learn more about Civil War medical instruments and supplies at www.CivilWarRx.com.


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