Archaeological excavation of a stone-lined feature dating to the late 19th- or early 20th-century in New Brunswick, New Jersey, retrieved a substantial quantity of discarded medical equipment. Artifacts recovered from the feature included syringes, thermometers, test tubes, and scalpels. These remains, associated with the tenure of two prominent physicians, provide an avenue for inquiry into late 19th-century medical practices.
""A Ray of Sunshine in the Sickroom": Archaeological Insights into Late 19th- and Early 20th-Century Medicine and Anesthesia,"
Northeast Historical Archaeology:
25, Article 5.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.buffalostate.edu/neha/vol25/iss1/5