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Waring Historical Library Artifact Collection

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Prosthetic Leg
Prosthetic Leg 6 x 22 x 13". Prostheses and Implants: Artificial limbs. Wooden prosthetic leg with leather and metal that is hinged at the ankle to allow greater mobility for the wearer. It was worn by Mr. Walter Joseph Sylvia born in Cordsville, South Carolina in 1874 and worked as a brakeman for Southern Railways where he lost his leg in a rail accident in 1905. Mr.Tylee was reportedly very mobile using only this artificial leg and a cane until his death in 1937. The creator, the Hanger Company was founded by James Edwards Hanger who at age eighteen was the first amputee during the Civil War. Due to losing his own limb he was prompted to construct the "Hanger Leg".
Parker Silver Cup
Parker Silver Cup 6 x 3.25 x 3.25" Commemorative and association items. Silver cup presented in 1838 to Francis S. Parker for the best thesis in English.
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Bicaise Distemper Cure
Bicaise Distemper Cure 6.125 x 2.25 x 1.25. Empty white box with black text.
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Capsule Filler
Capsule Filler 6.125"x 14.5"x 4.5" Drug Compounding. Copper box with slots for capsules, one metal instrument to push down capsules, and two metal filling attachments.
Ipecac 6.5 x 2.25 x 2.25. Clear glass salt top bottle with recessed glass label, powder visible inside bottle.
Ferr. Citras
Ferr. Citras 6.5 x 3.5 x 3.5" Drug packaging: Container: Jar. English creamware jar with adhered glass label.
Alcohol Lamp
Alcohol Lamp 6.5 x 4 x 3. Chemical apparatus:Burner. Alcohol lamp for hypodermic preparation. The base is made of brass with a steel spoon shaped portion on top. Item belongs to the College of Nursing.
Disposable Hemostat
Disposable Hemostat 6.5 x 7.75 x 1". Grasping and fixating:Forceps:Hemostat. "Steel and plastic AMP Disposable Hemostat displayed in a Lucite Box. The displayed was used in the first preclinical test January 10-11. 1966 at the Medical College of the University of South Carolina."
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Dr. Bowen's Blood Tonic
Dr. Bowen's Blood Tonic 6.5"x 2"x 2" Glass bottle, cork stopper with paper label with photograph.
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Croup Lamp
Croup Lamp 6.5"x3.5"x3.5" Metal, glass
Crystal Goblet
Crystal Goblet 6.75 x 3.5 x 3.5. Household articles. Crystal goblet with chip along the lip and an uneven pewter base. The base was repaired with pewter by an enslaved individual during the Civil War period.
Sang. Draconic
Sang. Draconic 6.75 x 4 x 4. 6.75 x 4 x 4 White English creamware container with painted label.
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Kurmitzki's Wire Grass Liver Kidney Medicine
Kurmitzki's Wire Grass Liver Kidney Medicine 6.75x2.5x1. Glass bottle, patina and a green tint. Made in Charleston, S.C.
Community Health Bag
Community Health Bag 7 x 12 x 9" Medical case: Bag. Black leather bag with metal closures.
Bandage Roller
Bandage Roller 7 x 9 x 3. Bandages: Bandage roller. Steel bandage roller with wooden handle that screws onto a tabletop.
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Medicine Case
Medicine Case 7"x 14.75"x 9" Clear glass bottles with cork stoppers holding various drugs, several stacks of envelopes with the doctors information listed, and one Syringe Kit-metal case all housed in black leather case with handle.
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Pharmacy Counter Balance Scales
Pharmacy Counter Balance Scales 7.5 x 15 x 6.5. Wood balance with metal pans and glass lid.
Sterilizer 7.5 X 17.5 X 7.5. Sterilization: Sterilizer. Steel sterilizer with fabric cord and plug with turn dial and Bakelite handle.
Brain Model: Top
Brain Model: Top 7.5X17.5X15. Teaching materials:Models.
Brain Model: Bottom
Brain Model: Bottom 7.5X18X14.5. Teaching materials:Models.
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