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ITEM Identifier: WAM001, 22095c

Cachecho, Riad. Surgical kit with a purple velvet interior and a wooden case, belonging to Damascus-based physician Habib Cachecho (1868-1938), Late 19th-century

Scope and Contents

Kit was supplied by the Stafford House Committee, and used by Habib Cachecho during his service in the Ottoman military. Cachecho received his medical degree from St. Joseph’s University of Medicine in Beirut in 1891, and practiced in Damascus after his military service. Forty one instruments included in kit, late 19th century.


  • Late 19th-century

Language of Materials

Object labels, inscriptions, etc. are primarily in English.

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Repository Details

Part of the Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine) Repository

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