This collection consists of a rosewood box of surgical instruments, c. 1850-60; late 19th century mahogany chased surgical instruments by Tiemann of NY. Mid-nineteenth century mahogany chest with mold bloom small glass bottles (mid 1800s); early 20th century IV infusion set; and a direct infusion set with “automatic” stock-cock from the early 1900s.
James G. Carpenter was born in Lincoln County, Kentucky, the son of Hugh Logan and Elizabeth Morrison Bright Carpenter. He graduated from the University of the City of New York Medical Department in 1875 and was President of the Kentucky Medical Association in 1911. He married Lillian Marinda Fish and they had four known children: Lillie Tevis Carpenter, James G Carpenter, Hubert C Carpenter and Josephine P Carpenter Elston.