Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Glass Medical Syringe from 1864 Camp

From: joshuasattic.com

A nice hand blown medical syringe from an 1864 army camp site. The glass plunger rod has no string wrapping now(used to make a tight fit and thus, to push along the solution) on end any longer. Injections were not given very much during the Civil War period. Transfusions of blood and I.V. medications were as-yet unheard of!


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