John P. McGovern, MD Collection of Texas Historical Medical Documents
Doctor' Travel Bag containing Glass Vials of Medicine, c. 1870s
Although this A. S. Aloe, Co. "Duro-mastermade" medicine bag dates to the 1870s, similar to traveling medical kits were still in use during the Mexican Revolution. Many of the vials contain heavy metals or other chemicals not used in medical practices today. Most notable are vials of laudanum, mercury and chloroform.
MS 160 D.H. Rankin Medical Artifacts Collection, John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center