Leather Doctor's Examination House Call Bag c.1930-1940
An original leather doctor's examination bag used to make house calls. The large interior is locked into place by brass brackets. The tobacco colored bag has one side pocket, brass and bronze locks, brass key, and a leather handle. Very sturdy leather.
- CREATOR Unknown.
DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1930-1940.
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Leather, Brass, Bronze.
- CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use.
- DIMENSIONS H 13 in. W 14 in. D 11 in.
In the early 1930s, house calls by doctors were 40% of doctor-patient meetings. By 1980, it was only 0.6%.