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Waring Historical Library Artifact Collection

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Pocket Surgical Set
Pocket Surgical Set 1 x 3.5 x 6.5. Surgical set: Amputation/general surgery: Pocket set. Steel and tortoise shell instruments housed in a black leather folding case with metal closure and slight tearing of case.
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Hypodermic Syringe
Hypodermic Syringe 1 x 3.75 x 1.25". Injections:Hypodermic syringe. Small Bakelite syringe with brass needle housed in an aged leather covered wood case lined with purple velvet and cream satin.
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Gold Headed Cane
Gold Headed Cane 1 x 35 x 1". Commemorative and association items."Wooden gold headed cane that belonged to Dr. Francis Peyre Porcher (1824-1895). The top of the cane is engraved with the following "Dr. F. Porcher from C.W.H."
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Bermingham Nasal Douche
Bermingham Nasal Douche 1 x 4 x 1" box- 1 x 4.25 x 1.75" Glass nasal douche, used for cleansing, housed in original cardboard box with black text. The douche has an oval-like shape with a fill spout on the top and an irrigating tip on the side. Irrigation: Douche.
Trephine 1 x 4.25 x 3.75" Trephining. Trephine made of brass with ebony handle.
Pump Chamber
Pump Chamber 1 x 4.5 x 1." Pump Chamber 2 cc made of latex and housed in original plastic bag with Heyer-Schulte sticker.
Trephine 1 x 4.5 x 3.5" Trephining. Trephine made of steel.
Bone Scraper
Bone Scraper 1 x 4.75 x 1" Curettage: Curette: Bone Bone scraper with steel arm and ebony handle.
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Turnkey 1 x 5.25 x 2.5. Tooth extraction:Turnkey. Metal turnkey with folding shaft and a single claw. The instrument was used by barber-surgeons for pulling molars. The earliest examples of the extractor were patented in 1797.
Artificial Urethral Sphincter
Artificial Urethral Sphincter 1 x 5.25 x 5.25. loose sphincter:0.25 x 0.75 x 0.75. Urinary sphincter- artificial. Prostheses and Implants. Three examples of an artificial sphincter developed by the Medical University in a Lucite block. First implanted by Dr. F Derrick and later patented by NASA.
Drop Counting Stop Watch
Drop Counting Stop Watch 1 x 5.25 x 5.25." "Stop watch in silver metal case. developed at the Medical University. This stop watch was the first quick means to determine IV flow rate. pulse and respiration. Nurses always started the count with one when it should start with zero. This device measured the space between the drops and calculated the hourly rate. Similarly with respiration the nurse counted a given number of breaths and/ pluses and it calculated the rate per minute. (See paper #59. T.S. Hargest. CV)"
Imperial Hypodermic Syringe
Imperial Hypodermic Syringe 1 x 5.5 x 2.5" Injections: Hypodermic syringe: Dental. Steel syringe .
Turnkey 1 x 6 x 3.5. Tooth extraction: Turnkey. Dental turnkey (tooth key) with wooden handle. Used to twist around a tooth until it was extracted.
Turnkey 1 x 6 x 3.5. Tooth extraction:Turnkey."Ivory handled turnkey or extractor with metal shaft and claw that were probably hand forged. no makers mark. The instrument was used by barber-surgeons for pulling molars. The earliest examples of the extractor were patented in 1797."
Raspatory 1 x 6.5 x 0.5. Cutting tool:Raspatory. Instrument with an ebony handle and a steel arm with a sharp pentagon shaped head.
Corwin's Tonsil Haemostat
Corwin's Tonsil Haemostat 1 x 6.5 x 2". Grasping and fixating:Clamp:Tonsil. "Stainless steel. U-shaped object with two arms. One posses a round half sphere with bumps and the other a flat circular edge. The object's width can be adjusted at the base and a curved ruler is attached at the intersection of the two arms."
Debakey Seamless Bifurcated Dacron Graft
Debakey Seamless Bifurcated Dacron Graft 1 x 7 x 1. Prostheses and implants. Graft-Debakey seamless bifurcated Dacron graft housed in Dacron cardboard box.
Atkinson Esophageal Prosthesis
Atkinson Esophageal Prosthesis 1 x 7.5 x 1. Prostheses and implants. "Atkinson Esophageal Prosthesis for CA Esophagus. size M-L. semi-soft white funnel made of rubber with box and instruction sheet. Catalog Number #553920. UK Patent No# 2069339."
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Cachet Making Apparatus
Cachet Making Apparatus 1 x 8.5 x 5.5, 1 x 5 x 3" Drug packaging: Closure: Konseal and capsule. Folding stainless steel apparatus with three stainless steel wide mouth funnels and four stainless steel molds and a rubber roller with a wooden handle.
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Dr. C.H. Fitch's Prescription Scale
Dr. C.H. Fitch's Prescription Scale 1"x 3"x 1.5" Nickel plated case (contains balance bar and scale bar).Pat. September 29, 1885. Manuf'd by N.V. Randolph & Co., Richmond Va.
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