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Waring Historical Library Artifact Collection

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Dr. C.H. Fitch's Prescription Scale
Dr. C.H. Fitch's Prescription Scale 1"x 3"x 1.5" Nickel plated case (contains balance bar and scale bar).Pat. September 29, 1885. Manuf'd by N.V. Randolph & Co., Richmond Va.
Dr. Loomis Obstetrical Forceps
Dr. Loomis Obstetrical Forceps 0.5"x 12.5"x 3" Thin, heavily rusted steel forceps with straight arms and one handle with a finger grip and the other a curved end.
Drop Counter/Check Box
Drop Counter/Check Box 2 x 4 x 3" Infusions: intravenous. Prior to the introduction of the photocell drop counter this device was used at MUSC to determine drop rate IV fluidtherapy. Needles penetrated the drop chamber and while it worked safely and well it was quickly superseded by the non-evasive photo cell. (Approx 4 inches long by 2 1/2 inches wide by 1 1/4 inches deep) black plastic box with three buttons, drops per minute scale meter on front and drop scale on back, wire attached to plastic clamp which attaches to the plastic drop counter clamp (00-11)
Drop Counting Stop Watch
Drop Counting Stop Watch 1 x 5.25 x 5.25." "Stop watch in silver metal case. developed at the Medical University. This stop watch was the first quick means to determine IV flow rate. pulse and respiration. Nurses always started the count with one when it should start with zero. This device measured the space between the drops and calculated the hourly rate. Similarly with respiration the nurse counted a given number of breaths and/ pluses and it calculated the rate per minute. (See paper #59. T.S. Hargest. CV)"
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Dunce Cap
Dunce Cap Commemorative and association items. "School of Nursing of the Medical College of the State of South Carolina and Roper Hospital "dunce cap". Made of white cotton."
Ear Curette
Ear Curette Small stainless steel ear curette with flat round prong at the tip.
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Ear Examination Apparatus
Ear Examination Apparatus 2.25 x 9.5 x 4.25",Otolaryngology: Otoscope,"Ear Examination apparatus made of plastic, metal, glass, housed in a wood case with velvet lining."
Ear Trumpet
Ear Trumpet 2.75x23x2.75. Hearing aids. Ear Trumpet and earpiece made of black vulcanite attached by an extending tube made of black fabric. Device used to amplify sounds.
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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.
Edward S. Burnham Apothecary Medicine Bottle
Edward S. Burnham Apothecary Medicine Bottle 3.75x1.25x0.75".Drug packaging:Container:Bottle. clear glass bottle with patina.
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EKG Machine
EKG Machine 11x15x8.5". Electrocardiography. EKG Machine and cords housed in dark wooden box.
Electric Tri-Dent Dental Set
Electric Tri-Dent Dental Set 80 x 35 x 40". Dental Unit. "Electric Tri-Dent Dental Set. Freestanding floor dental drill assembly by the Ritter Company. The main stem houses the triple aspirators with a 10 inch diameter milk glass aseptic tray and an eclectic light assembly mounted overhead. One arm contains the motor and drill assembly with a milk glass aseptic table (14 inch diameter).The third arm supports the cuspidor (10 _ inch diameter milk glass) and a milk glass tumbler-holder. The milk glass trays have serrated rims to facilitate easy access to dental instruments and a non-slip edge."
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Electro-Therapeutic Machine
Electro-Therapeutic Machine 8.25 x 17 x 11" Electric stimulation therapy: Machine."metal. glass. wood. marble housed in velvet lined leather case"
Elliott's Forceps
Elliott's Forceps 3 x 15 x 3" Delivery: Obstetrical forceps
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Embalming Fluid
Embalming Fluid Place cursor over image and drag to the left or right to see a 360 degree view of the bottle. Requires Quicktime Player, downloadable here:http://www.apple.com/Quicktime/download/. 8x2.5x2.5". Embalming. White square glass bottle with label and screw top. 8 in. tall with embossed decoration and lettering.
Enema 10x5x3.25. case- 10.5x5.5x3.5. Irrigation:Enema. Metal Irrigator with black leather case.
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Enema Pump
Enema Pump 1.5x11x3" Irrigation: Enema. Brass enema pump housed in mahogany case with two ivory pieces and two extra brass pieces.
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Esmarch's Chloroform Mask
Esmarch's Chloroform Mask 2x7x3.5.Anesthesia:Inhalation:Inhaler/mask:Inhaler.Esmarchs Chloroform Mask made of steel with moveable flap.
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Esmarch's Drop Bottle
Esmarch's Drop Bottle 5.5x2.5x1.5.Anesthesia:Inhalation:Bottle and dropper ."Rounded amber glass Esmarchs Drop Bottle-Chloroform Inhaler. with cork stopper and steel closures."
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Ether Mask
Ether Mask 2.25x7x4.25.Anesthesia:Inhalation:Inhaler/mask:Inhaler."Steel ether mask with moveable flap and ""G.R.L." engraved on the handle."
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