The second bag Dr. Wilson added to his collection was found by his son. Since acquiring those medical bags, Dr. Wilson made a point of looking for antique medical materials. Over the years he has found other bags and medical instruments in antique stores. It is an interest of his, not exactly a passion - but when he happens upon an antique store, he will make a quick walk through, his eyes alert to locate old medical instruments.
Dr. Emery Wilson
Recently, Dr. Wilson created an exhibit of his antique medical bags and their contents for the UK Medical Center Library. That exhibit is now down but in December Dr. Wilson plans to mount a new exhibit of medical instruments. Both exhibits provide a rare opportunity to glimpse into the practice of medicine as it once was and the changing roles of physicians over time.