Medicine kit, Portland, ca. 1860

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


A medical kit that belonged to Dr. Ezekiel F. Bascom of Portland.

It includes a tooth key, syringe, brass scarificator, lancets, surgical tools, eyeglasses, and a packet of Dr. Bascom's Dyspeptic Bitters, among other tools.

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About This Item

  • Title: Medicine kit, Portland, ca. 1860
  • Creation Date: circa 1860
  • Subject Date: circa 1860
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Wood, glass, metal
  • Local Code: 2005.101
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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