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Waring Historical Library Artifact Collection

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Eye Chart Rubber Stamp
Eye Chart Rubber Stamp 4x6x3.5". Physician and hospital supply. Wooden ruber stamp that creates the image of an eye chart.
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."
Apparatus for Air Pressure and Suction
Apparatus for Air Pressure and Suction 45 x 14 x 14". Suction and drainage. "Air pressure and suction device similar to the Sklars junior apparatus for air pressure and suction. Machine engine is on a stand with three feet and has a clear glass dome covering over the motor assembly. The electrical device was used for all types of aspiration and suction needs in a dental office. Similar illustration found in Winchester Surgical Supplies Company.. 180. 1927."
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Dental Lathe
Dental Lathe 42.5 x 22 x 20"Dental restoration. permanent: Apparatus"Metal dental lathe mounted on a wooden platform with an iron base and foot petal powered wheel that turns and operates on a pulley-system. which in turn moves the lathe."
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Mortar and Pestle
Mortar and Pestle 4.5x6x5.25. 1.75x9x1.75.Drug Compounding:Mortar and pestle.Large brass mortar and pestle. Brass mortar and pestles were used up until the Eighteenth in the compounding of medications until it was found that the containers produced tiny flakes of metal in the prescriptions. The brass was replaced by wedgwood mortars and wooden pestles.
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Ear, Eye and Throat Examination Apparatus
Ear, Eye and Throat Examination Apparatus 4.5x12x11.5". Otolaryngology:Set. Ear. eye and throat examination apparatus containing leather. plastic cord. metal. glass lens. and paper housed in a wood case with velvet lining.
Male Urinal
Male Urinal 4.5x11x5". Home nursing:Urinal."Plain glass male urinal with oval like shape and blown glass handle. opening is on the side."
Graduated Beaker
Graduated Beaker 4.5 x 4 x 3. Chemistry apparatus: container: beaker. Graduated glass beaker with angled lip and measurement markings in tablespoons and teaspoons.
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Stereopticon 4.5 X 12.5 X 5.5. Teaching materials:Stereopticons ""wood. glass. metal. leather"
Hunley's Kidney Pills
Hunley's Kidney Pills 4.5 x 1.75 x 1. Drug packaging:Container:Bottle."Clear glass bottle with paper label and a tin screw cap. White "Kidney Pills" visible on the interior."
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Surgical Set
Surgical Set 4.25 x 18 x 10" Surgical set: Amputation/general surgery."Ebony instruments housed in large. velvet lined wooden case with lift out tray and key lock."
Andrew A. Kroeg Medicine Bottle
Andrew A. Kroeg Medicine Bottle 4.25 x 1.75 x 1". Drug packaging:Container:Bottle. Clear glass bottle with patina
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Umbilical Tape
Umbilical Tape 4"x 1.125"x 1.125" Amber glass bottle with black plastic screw top and a green and white paper label with black text; holding approx. 60 feet of braided umbilical tape.
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Nursing Cap
Nursing Cap 4 x 7.5 x 5.75. Clothing:Nursing:Uniform:Cap."Stiff white cotton cap folded into place and "MUSC" embroidered on the side in blue thread."
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Gold Foil
Gold Foil 4 x 4.25" Dental restoration, permanent: Alloy/amalgam. Gold foil for fillings contained in folded paper. The foil was heated and then stamped into place.
MUSC Plastic Cup
MUSC Plastic Cup 4 x 3.5 x 3.25" Commemorative and association items."Plastic cup with a drawing of MUSC on the front. Given to new students at MUSC and reads."Take a closer look at MUH. Department of Nursing Medical University Hospital Charleston. South Carolina."
Powder Folder
Powder Folder 4 x 3.5 x 3. Metal object with moveable flaps
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Pill Coater
Pill Coater 4 x 2.25 x 2.25. Footed oval shaped wooden object.
Nursing Duty Shoes
Nursing Duty Shoes 4 x 11 x 3.75" per shoe. Clothing: Nursing: Shoes. Large oxford type nursing shoes with white leather upper, white rubber soles, and a two inch heel.
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Nursing Cap
Nursing Cap 4 x 10 x 5.5". Clothing:Nursing:Uniform:Cap. Blue cotton hat that matches the Student Public Health Nursing uniform. The interior distinguishes the size as large and has an interior tag that reads, "JEANNE M. BOUVETTE".
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