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Waring Historical Library Artifact Collection

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Sims'-Type Speculum
Sims'-Type Speculum 1"x 5.5"x 3.5" Steel vaginal speculum with an open rectangle shape and slight curves that was developed by James Marion Sims (1813-1883).
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Gold Headed Cane
Gold Headed Cane 1.25 x 35.5 x 1.25". Commemorative and association items. "Black painted wood cane with gold head. The top is engraved with the following:" Dr. A.M. from Pharmacy Class '06". The cane was presented to Dr. Allard Memminger, professor of Chemistry from 1884-1913, by the Pharmacy class of 1906."
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Pocket Hand Scales
Pocket Hand Scales 1.25 x 6 x 3. Brass scale with green thread and six weights housed in velvet lined case.
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Hypodermic Syringe
Hypodermic Syringe 1.25 x 6.5 x 2.75". Injections: Hypodermic syringe. "Steel syringe with glass barrel and three needles. Housed in black leather covered wood case with fabric and leather lined interior."
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Pocket Hand Scales
Pocket Hand Scales 1.25 x 6.5 x 3.25. Brass scale with green thread and three weights housed in velvet lined wood case with paper notes attached.
Sluder's Guillotine
Sluder's Guillotine 1.25 x 7 x 4.75. Cutting tool: Tome: Tonsillotome. Stainless steel instrument with serrated handle and one arm with a sliding mechanism.
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Infusion Syringe
Infusion Syringe 1.25 x 7.5 x 2.5". Infusions: Intravenous. "Large glass syringe with steel and brass accents and one needle housed in a metal case."
Scales 1.25 x 7.75 x 3.5. Two metal balances with green and beige thread housed in wood box with green lining and three weights.
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.
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Vital Capacity Apparatus
Vital Capacity Apparatus 1.5 X 11.5 X 10.25. Lung volume measurements. Green tin device with rubber mouth tip. Used to determine lung/breath capacity by completely filling one's lungs with air and while holding the apparatus horizontally apply the rubber tube to mouth and blow air into the apparatus until the lungs are completely emptied.
Forceps for Holding Divided Veins
Forceps for Holding Divided Veins 1.5 x 11.5 x 3.5". Grasping and fixating:Forceps. Stainless steel forceps with an elevated section of the arms that when closed form a hollow rectangular shape. Rust present on the metal.
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Fahnestock's Tonsillotome
Fahnestock's Tonsillotome 1.5 x 12.5 x 1.25. case- 1.75 x 13 x 1.75. Cutting tool:Tome:Tonsillotome. "Steel instrument with ebony handle that has extensive fading on the top portion. housed in velvet lined long. narrow leather covered wood case. The instrument used for tonsillectomy."
Plastic Drop Counting Clamp
Plastic Drop Counting Clamp 1.5 x 4 x 2" Infusions: intravenous. Five plastic drop counting clamps (approx. 4 inches long) used with drop counter check box to determine drop rate on IV fluid therapy.
Mouth Gag
Mouth Gag 1.5 x 5 x 2.5. Dilation: Dilator: Mouth gag. Steel mouth gag with retractable handle and curved outward and raised dilator. This instrument was used during operative procedures to prevent the mouth from closing.
Record Syringe
Record Syringe 1.5 x 5.5 x 1.5". Injections: Hypodermic syringe. Large steel syringe with cracked glass barrel and a steel cap and plunger .
Bennett's Inhaler
Bennett's Inhaler 1.5 x 6 x 1.75" Analgesia: Patient controlled."Steel "rabbit ear" anesthesia device with ebony handle. used by women during labor."
"SCIRT" Pump
"SCIRT" Pump 1.5 x 6.25 x 2.25. Lymphocyte depletion."Pump housed in a green metal case with a clear plastic top and a metal tag that reads."Property of Medical College of SC M17-194" This is the second model of the pump which used to pump lymph from the thoracic duct to the venous system once the duct was cannulated. The pump sensed flow and could regulate itself to pump at the rate of flow without adjustment. It injected heparin into the outflow to prevent clotting and an offsetting drug into the return flow to return the blood to a normal clotting time."
Medi-Flow Sterile Disposable Lavage
Medi-Flow Sterile Disposable Lavage 1.5 x 6.25 x 4.5" Irrigation: Eye bath. A clear and blue plastic box containing 6 medi-FLOW sterile disposable lavages for the eye.
Valvulotome 1.5 x 9 x 3. Cutting tool:Tome:Valvulotome. Heart valvulotome with a brass handle and steel probe. The instrument was designed by Dr. Horace Smithy and made by C.B. Coleman.
Irrigating Syringe
Irrigating Syringe 1.5 x 9.5 x 1.5" Irrigation: Syringe. Irrigating syringe made of clear plastic with a green rubber stopper, capable of holding two ounces.
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