Railroad Surgeons Operating Set of Sylvanus Joy

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Railroad Surgeons Operating Set of Sylvanus Joy

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Dr. Sylvanus Joy was born in Utica NY, 4 July, 1833.  Sylvanus received his MD from the University of NY.  After effectuating for two years at Belleview Hospital in NYC he returned to Canadain 1854 to resume studies at Queen’s College Kingston, graduating in 1856.  He settled in Tillsonburg, Ontario and established a private practice and served as staff surgeon of the Great Western Railway of Canada.  In 1865 he undertook the cultivation of grapes and received an award of excellence at the World’s Fair in Pairs. Sylvanus was laid to rest on 31 October, 1919 in a massive granite mausoleum in the Tillsonburg Cemetery where he commissioned a granite bust of himself exalting his final resting place.

An exceptional and comprehensive, 4-layer set of instruments with ivory handles by New York maker George Tiemann 63 Chatham, their 1855-1864 address.  This is the most comprehensive and diverse set known by this maker and with certain provenance. 


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