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."
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"
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"
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."
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."
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."
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.
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.