Dr. Creed C. Glass' Country Doctor's Office
and Mrs. Creed C. Glass donated to the Pennsylvania Maple Festival
all the valuable antiques from the town's first hospital, the Hazel
McGilvery, named for Dr. Glass' wife.
It's amazing that all the old instruments in the attic were
still there. We guess we were always too busy to discard them,
the Glasses said at the time.
The Doctor's Office was opened in 1973 and is now located in the
same building as the Cobbler Shop in Festival Park. In addition
to the dozens of items donated by the Glasses, medical instruments
belonging to Dr. Clay McKinley (1840-1932) were also donated. All
items on display are authentic antiques. There are no reproductions.
It would be impossible to list everything in the doctor's office.
There are several items of particular interest; among them are a
150-year old set of surgical instruments with celluloid handles,
a 100-year old cast iron table, local field light with candles,
microscope, wooden supply table, office ledgers, leather medical
bags and medicine bottles.
70-year old category are an oak cupboard, a complete Edison Dictaphone,
a case of surgical instruments and a metal hearing aid.
Also of note are a laboratory table with equipment, X-ray films
and an early X-ray viewing box.
On display are the saber, gold arm insignias, uniform buttons and
jewelry that President Abraham Lincoln presented to Dr. McKinley,
who served during the Civil War in the Medical Corps and became
a close friend of the Lincolns.