Chloroform Tin

Title: Chloroform Tin
Description: Chloroform tin used by Civil War surgeons to render wounded soldiers unconscious. During the Civil War, chloroform slowly replaced ether as an incapacitating agent to subdue struggling and suffering patients. Chloroform was administered to wounded soldiers by placing drops of the drug onto a cone-shaped cloth, which was placed over the patient's nose and mouth.
Date original: circa 1861
Document Type: image
Organization location: Image courtesy of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine Frederick, Maryland. For more information on using this image, contact Lori Eggleston at: Phone: (301) 695-1864, Ext. 1007, Email: Publication, commercial use, or reproducion of this image or accompanying data requires prior written permission from the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to the National Museum of Civil War Medicine Frederick, Maryland.
Page Type: Digital Repository Object
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