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    Default Regulation field medical case

    Does anyone have thoughts about the field medical case from Dixie Leather Works?

    I am trying to decide what to carry in the field for my asst surgeon impression. I doubt I will have a private to carry a hospital knapsack.

    Thanks,
    Mason Lumpkins
    Hospital Steward / Asst Surgeon
    Muddy River Battalion

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    Mason,
    I am probably going to purchase one over the winter as I cannot carry nearly enough gear in a haversack. I posted something similar to your posting and one of the members said they had one and were happy with it. Like you said, I to may find it difficult to recruit a private to carry the hospital knapsack all over the field.

    Cheers,
    John Ferrannini
    Asst. Surgeon
    67th NY a.k.a. 1st Long Island

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    I carry my pocket kit in my drs bag from civilian practice with some bandages and some medicine bottles, stethoscope, the basics for my aid station. I add and detract from the basic kit as is neccessary.
    David Meister

    Surgeon C.S.A.

    1st Assistant Surgeon 108th Regt. Ills. Vols.

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    Picture 1 is my bag closed. This was given to me by my surgeon as a present when I started out.

    Picture 2 is the bag open with all contents inside, including Ed Archer type 1 pocket kit; female stethescope, brandy flask, torniquet, mortar and pestal, quinine tin, bandages, ten basic medicine bottles (don't have labels or fake medicine in them yet), surgical needles, suture card

    Picture 3 is bag open with contents out

    Picture 4 is me at Lincoln's 1860 campaign desk at Metamora Courthouse State Historic Site along with my Ed Archer type 2 capital amputation set.
    David Meister

    Surgeon C.S.A.

    1st Assistant Surgeon 108th Regt. Ills. Vols.

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    That is a nice case, it seems to hold a lot of stuff. Does it ever get to heavy to carry? It seems like a shoulder strap would help. Nice picture

    here is another question. What to the rest of you field surgeons carry with you?

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    David,

    Good setup and it makes the point to spectators without overwelming them. The point I always try and make at these type of presentations is the basics of 19th century medicine/surgery and that the majority of doctors did the best they could with the knowledge available.
    Marc Riddell
    1st Minnesota Co D
    2nd USSS
    Potomac Legion

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    David, that is a really great set-up! I like the bag, do you know who made it? It is the right size to take onto the field. Could you send me those photos so I can add them to my medical file?

    Cheers,
    John Ferrannini
    Asst Surgeon
    67th NY a.k.a. 1st Long Island Volunteers

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    I'm not sure who made it it was a present from my surgeon. I think its an antique.
    David Meister

    Surgeon C.S.A.

    1st Assistant Surgeon 108th Regt. Ills. Vols.

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