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Waring Historical Library Artifact Collection

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Surgical Set
Surgical Set 3x16.5x7. Surgical set: Amputation/general surgery."Fifteen metal instruments with crosshatched ebony handles. Marked "H.G. Kern. Philadelphia". Housed in red velvet lined mahogany box with small brass inlaid straps and decorative brass corners. Brass identification plate and one instrument, possibly forceps, missing."
Surgical Needle
Surgical Needle 0.75 x 7.5 x 0.5" Needles: Suture: with handle. Suture instrument with a serrated handle and curved needle. A small hole is located at the tip of the needle for threading and an adjustable knob is located on the side. Made of steel and heavily rusted.
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Surgical Glasses
Surgical Glasses Plastic, glass, rubber, metal,Velcro housed in foam lined wood box.
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Suppository Machine
Suppository Machine 8.5 x 15 x 8.5". Drug Compounding:Suppository machine. Black brass and iron Suppository Press Machine with manufacturer mark, WTC #3. The machine was used to compress the suppository to form a solid into the specific mold in the machine. The apparatus was bolted to the prescription counter or on a board for additional support.
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Student Nurse Uniform
Student Nurse Uniform Length from shoulder: 42",Clothing: Nursing: Uniform,"Light blue dress uniform in a size 34 made of 25% cotton and 75% dacron polyester. The dress is one piece with button closures and attached white ruffled bib, white collar and white sleeves. This uniform would have been worn with natural colored stockings and navy shoes."
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Student Nurse Cape
Student Nurse Cape Length from shoulder: 34",Clothing: Nursing: Uniform,"Navy blue woollen broadcloth cape with red interior, MCSC embroidered around the standup collar in yellow thread and gold buttons manufactured by S. Eisener Co., Redbank, N.J. that have the image of a palm tree with an arrow through it and read,"ANIMISO O PIEUSQUE PARATI" The cape would have been worn with the 1925-1968 MUSC student and MUSC student public health uniforms while crossing streets from the nurses' homes and during formal occasion with the 1925-1968, i.e. the Florence Nightingale Services."
Strain Gauge Arch
Strain Gauge Arch 1.25x3.75x2.75". Heart Function Tests. Wire Strain Gauge Arch. for measuring the contractile force. Brass with black and orange wires housed in a plastic case with folded paper document.
Stool 15.5x18.5x18.5". Interior design and furnishings:Furniture, medical. Walnut stool with adjustable height screw. Matches examining table #84.3.2
Stomach Warmer
Stomach Warmer 4x12x9.5" Home nursing: Hot water bottle."Copper stomach warmer with handle that was found in Panknins Drug Store on Meeting Street in Charleston. SC. A similar one is pictures in Printers Devil catalog 52. June 1986."
Sterilizer 7.5 X 17.5 X 7.5. Sterilization: Sterilizer. Steel sterilizer with fabric cord and plug with turn dial and Bakelite handle.
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Sterilizer 9.5 x 21.5 x 8" Sterilization."Steel. footed electric sterilizer with basin shape. turn handle on the side and a cord."
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Stereopticon 4.5 X 12.5 X 5.5. Teaching materials:Stereopticons ""wood. glass. metal. leather"
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Spring Lancet
Spring Lancet Bloodletting: Spring lancet. Stainless steel, spring loaded lancet with razor blade extended. This is a modern lancet, administered by pulling the trigger to release the single blade. 0.75" x 4.5" x 0.5"
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Spring Fleam
Spring Fleam Bloodletting: Fleam. Silver spring fleam with razor blade extended. This spring loaded lancet allowed for the blade to be inserted into the skin through moving the trigger. 0.5" x 2" x 1"
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Spring Fleam
Spring Fleam Bloodletting: Spring lancet. Brass and silver spring fleam with razor blade extended. This form of a spring loaded lancet allowed for the blade to be inserted into the skin through moving the trigger. 0.5" x 2.25" x 1"
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Sporting Life Cigarettes
Sporting Life Cigarettes Red and white box containing 3 cigarettes. Cigarettes are stamped "Sold for prevention of disease only".
Sponge Holder
Sponge Holder 0.75 x 9.5 x 3. Grasping and fixating:Forceps:Sponge. Steel instrument with scissor like shape and long arms with oval shaped openings on each tip.
Spindle 5.5x4.5x3". Interior design and furnishings:Office equipment. "Metal spindle with green decorative stand and paper note attached. Note given by Ms. Ruth Chamberlin. Dean. School of Nursing. to the housemother to give to a student. Note would have been stapled closed if there was anything more than the traditional "See me. R.C."
Speculum 1.75x4.75x2.25. Dilatation: Speculum. Stainless steel clamp like dilator with raised arms and smooth half oval surface.
Spectacles Metal, yellow glass lenses.
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