Antique English made surgeons tools. First half 19th Century. In a velvet-lined, brass bound walnut or mahogany box. Silver Presentation plaque reads: Dr. J. C. Warren to his friend Dr. Winslow Lewis. This is very likely Dr. John Collins Warren founder of the New England Journal of Medicine, President of the American Medical Association, Dean of Harvard Medical School, and member of Massachusetts General Hospital. John Collins was also involved in the early history of anesthesia. He worked closely with Dr. Winslow Lewis. The kit is marked along the edge J. Wiess, 62 Strand London, and the instruments are marked WEISS LONDON. This kit is incomplete, with Three Handled Surgical blades, and Weiss’s Improv’d Saw. The kits did see some use, but blades are still very sharp. There is some shrinkage and cracking to the handles, and normal wear to the interior of the case. Case is a bit loose along the front edge. Overall Measurement: 13″ x 4″ x 2″. Keywords: Civil War Style, Early, Doctor, Field Kit, tools, Sutures, Scalpel, Bone Saw, Anatomy, Dissection, American