published Thursday, June 27th, 2013

More medical collectibles from Campbell estate to be sold this weekend

The late Dr. William Campbell spent four decades scouring the Southeast for all types of medical memorabilia. His vast collection ranged from textbooks to Civil War amputation kits to exam tables.

Thousands of interesting pieces from his collection were sold at an estate sale held at the first of this year.

But wait, there's more.

More of his collection has been removed from storage and will be sold in a second estate sale Saturday through Monday, June 29-July 1. The sale will be held in Blair's Antiques' new storefront on West 31st Street.

"In this astounding sale, we will be featuring an inventory that is completely different from the first sale, and the contents will rival that of the first sale," says Jim Blair.

In addition to medical books dating from the 19th through early 20th centuries, there will be antique medical operating tables, old-fashioned prosthetics, blood-letting instruments, antique exam tables, surgeon's kits and a variety of small items such as antique medicine bottles.

Items may be previewewd at www.

Contact staff writer Susan Pierce at or 423-757-6284.


  • What: Medical Antiques Sale Part II.

  • When: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 29; noon-4 p.m. Sunday, June 30; 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, July 1.

  • Where: Blair's Antiques, 1251 W. 31st St.

  • Admission: Free.

  • Directions to sale: From I-24, take US-27 north to the TN-58 South Market Street exit to Lookout Lookout. Upon exiting, bear left at each fork and continue to 21st Street. Turn left onto Broad Street. Continue for 0.9 miles and turn left onto West 31st Street. The estate sale building will be on the left.

about Susan Pierce...

Susan Palmer Pierce is a reporter and columnist in the Life department. She began her journalism career as a summer employee 1972 for the News Free Press, typing bridal announcements and photo captions. She became a full-time employee in 1980, working her way up to feature writer, then special sections editor, then Lifestyle editor in 1995 until the merge of the NFP and Times in 1999. She was honored with the 2007 Chattanooga Woman of ...

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