Doctor's Bags : Carrying everything the doctor needs to diagnose and treat the sick and injured when making a house call.
Object ID Number:
EH101159
Object Name:
Medicine Chest
Manufacturer:
Frederick Brown's Drug & Chemical - Phila. ,PA
Date of Manufacture:
- 19th to 20th Century
Manufactured from:
1770
Manufactured to:
1775
Description / History:
Mid to late 18th century doctor's wooden medicine chest with a brass handle at the top. Also the front has a brass sliding closure. The chest contains empty glass medicine bottles with glass stoppers. The chest has a sliding back panel (a hidden compartment) which was used by doctors to store poison.

This medical chest was typical of the chests carried by physicians and surgeons during the Revolutionary War.



Dimensions:
H-11.75 W-7.5 L-11 inches
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