In addition to the items listed on this page there are various Civil War Surgeons available on our Civil War CDV and Cabinet Card page. Also be sure to see our medical-related stereoviews available on our Civil War Stereoviews page.

Army Medical Museum-Wounded Soldier CDV  Army Medical Museum-Wounded Soldier CDV
CWCDV1037. Surgeon General’s Office. Army Medical Museum. Specimen No. 1931. Excised Head and Comminuted Upper Portion of Shaft of Left Humerus, with a Conoidal Musket Ball. Private Jennison L. Erving, Co. L, 8th Illinois Cavalry, was wounded at Rixeyville, Va., on November 8th, 1863, by a conoidal musket ball. He was on horseback, with his left side towards the enemy, when the projectile struck the outer border of the left scapula, and, glancing upwards, shattered the neck and upper portion of the shaft of the left humerus. The humerus was badly comminuted, and its head was displaced from the glenoid cavity, but there as no lesion of important vessels or nerves.
Primary excision was performed by Surgeon E.W.H. Peck, 45th Indiana Vols., through a single straight incision. The head and fragments of four inches of the shaft were removed. The wound was closed by sutures and adhesive strips. The following day the patient rode twenty-two miles in an ambulance to the Cavalry Corps Hospital, and was transferred a few days subsequently to Columbian College Hospital, at Washington. In the middle of January, 1864, an abscess formed in the deltoid region, and a small fragment of necrosed bone was eliminated. By the end of January the wound was entirely healed.
On March 25th, 1864, the hospital report states that Erving could slightly flex the left fore-arm, and that the power of pronation and supination and of moving the hand was perfect.
Erving was discharged from service September 26th, 1864. On June 25th, 1865, he visited the Army Medical Museum, and a photograph was then taken to accompany the specimen. He had little motion at the left shoulder-joint; but the movements of the fore-arm were unimpaired.
Photographed at the Army Medical Museum by Order of the Surgeon George A. Otis, Surg. U.S.V., Curator, A.M.M.
This lot includes the CDV ONLY. The two additional photographs are NOT included but are shown for identifications purposes only. $1000

Army Medical Museum-Wounded Soldier CDV  Army Medical Museum-Wounded Soldier CDV
CWCDV1039. This appears to show elephantiasis of the penis and testicles in a soldier with a leg amputation. $1500

Army Medical Museum Photographic Series CDV  Army Medical Museum Photographic Series CDV
CWCDV1043. $350

Army Medical Museum Photographic Series CDV  Army Medical Museum Photographic Series CDV
CWCDV1044. $350

Army Medical Museum Photographic Series CDV  Army Medical Museum Photographic Series CDV
CWCDV1045. $350

Army Medical Museum Specimen CDV  Army Medical Museum Specimen CDV
CWCDV1051. $250

Noble, Lincoln, Neb. Mr. Cad Pace after the wreck at Kansas City. He is showing the bandaged stump of his left hand. There are two creases at the lower left off to the side. G. $150

Home Photo Co., Williamston, Mich. Image of a man with crutch, foot in the air. VG. $45

No ID. On back: “Benjamin Franklin, The Unfortunate Soldier, who lost all his limbs by freezing, while crossing the plains from Fort Wadsworth, Dacotah Territory, to Fort Ridgely, Minn. While he was making the journey, in company with four others, they were caught in one of those dreadful storms which frequently occur on the plains, and all of his comrades perished. He was out eight days and seven nights without food or fire, and when found by two Indians was nearly starved to death. He is now trying to sell his Photographs for the benefit of his family which consists of a wife and three children. Price 25 Cents.” VG. $325

Laura Bridgman Laura Bridgman
PPCAB42. Warren’s Portraits, Boston. Laura Dewey Lynn Bridgman (Dec. 21, 1829-May 24, 1889). First deaf-blind American child to gain a significant education in the English language. Trimmed at bottom. G+. $250

Isaac Stake Isaac Stake
Odd163. No ID. CDV of Isaac Stake, age 27, Platte County, Nebraska. G. $150

Man on Crutches Tintype
PPTT71. Tintype, 4″ x 2 5/8″ of a man on crutches.VG. $150

Medcab4. Geo. Jefferson, Winchester, Illinois. Cabinet card of two cigar-smoking gents, each with an arm in a sling. There is an umbrella and a mysterious box by their sides. VG. $85

pectus carinatum pigeon chest
Medcdv2. “Improved Enameled Card” of a man with pectus carinatum (pigeon chest) deformity. G. $40

Medcdv3. Erslys’ Gallery, Whitewater, Wis. CDV of 4 identified boys “Frozen on the G.B. & M. R. R. Bridge over Elk Creek on the night of March 10th and 11th, 1876, during the great freshet.” Additional text on verso: “Born. 1st. John Schmit, May 17, 1861; 2nd. Freddy Hill, July 11, 1858; 3rd. Leland Fay, Jan. 21, 1856; 4th. Geo. Schmit, March 13, 1859. Sold for the Benefit of the Boys.” This event was reported in the Elkhart Daily Review, March 21, 1876. VG. $350

PPCDV155.  Cridland’s Photograph Gallery, 90 Main St., Dayton, Ohio. Amputee. 3-cent tax stamp on verso, not cancelled, dating this image between mid-1864 and mid-1866. VG. $40

MedCDV4. H.W. Oliver, Rome, N.Y. Image is of a man with a tumor in his leg. VG. $150