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Waring Historical Library Artifact Collection

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Nipple Shields
Nipple Shields Shield-1 x 2 x 2" Top of box-0.625 x 2.5 x 2.5" Bottom of box-1.5 x 2.5 x 2." Breast feeding: Nipple shield. Lead nipple shields housed in a red paper box and used for the prevention and cure of sore nipples by placing the shield over the nipple during times of rest. Only one of the two shields is still intact with the remains housed in the original box and the surviving shield displaying loss at the top and sides.
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Nipple Shields
Nipple Shields 0.75 x 2.75 x 2.75" Breast feeding: Nipple shield. Two glass nipple shields with hollow centers. These glass shields were used to allow milk to be drawn out of the breast without contact by the nursing child. The shape of the shield allows for the nipple to be inserted into the shield and by pressing against the flat top would allow milk to be drawn out, additionally a small hole is located on the side of the shield where a tube would be inserted and the milk could continue to flow outward.
Non-Breathing Setup with Endotracheal Tube
Non-Breathing Setup with Endotracheal Tube 1.5x50x10". Anesthesia:Inhalation:machine.Non-breathing setup with endotracheal tube made of rubber and palstic with a stainless steel valve.
Novocain Still
Novocain Still 16 x 9.5 x 7". Water purification. Clear glass still for Novocain administration and accessories. Metal frame with two arms which hold two clear glass distilling tubes to distill liquid. It was used for distilled water to be used with Novocain before the advent of carpules (c. 1935). Set includes two small white glazed stoneware containers with metal wire handles which could be used to dissolve pills for filling syringes with Novocain. A small glass Bunsen burner is also part of the set.
Noye's Canaliculus Knife
Noye's Canaliculus Knife 0.25 x 5.25 x 0.25. Cutting tool:Knife:Ophthalmic. Steel knife with a satin finish and a curved sharp blade.
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Nursing Cap
Nursing Cap 3.5 x 10 x 7". Clothing:Nursing:Uniform:Cap. School of Nursing of the Medical College of the State of South Carolina and Roper Hospital cap, made of white cotton and white button closure to give the fabric shape.
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Nursing Cap
Nursing Cap 3.5 x 7 x 7.5". Clothing:Nursing:Uniform:Cap. Charleston Training School for Nurses student cap made of mesh that has browned and a white band with ruffles around the rim. Item belongs to the College of Nursing.
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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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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".
Nursing Duty Shoes
Nursing Duty Shoes 3.5 x 10 x 3.75" per shoe. Clothing: Nursing: Shoes. Size 8.5 lace up nursing shoes with navy blue leather upper and black rubber soles.
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.
Nux Vomica
Nux Vomica 12.25 x 4.5 x 4.5. Clear glass salt top bottle with adhered glass label reading "Ground Nux Vomica"
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Obstetrician's Bag
Obstetrician's Bag 8.5 x 17 x 7" Medical case: Bag. Brown leather bag with dual opening flaps and a handle on top.
Operating Knife
Operating Knife 0.25 x 6.75 x 0.325. Cutting tool:Knife:General operating. "Steel knife with satin finish. serrated handle. and long thin blade with sharp tip."
Operating Knife
Operating Knife 0.125 X 6.125 X 0.5. Cutting tool:Knife:Scalpel. Steel operating knife with serrated handle and short sharp blade.
Ophthalmic Cystotome
Ophthalmic Cystotome 0.25 x 0.875 x 0.5. Cutting tool:Tome:Cystotome. "Steel instrument with satin finish with a thin blade that is long and curved blade. "Philadelphia" is engraved on the side of the handle."
Ophthalmic Scissors
Ophthalmic Scissors 0.125 x 4.625 x 2. Cutting tool:Scissors/shears:Ophthalmic. Stainless steel scissors with short blades that have an indention in one.
Ophthalmoscope 0.5 x 7 x 1.5" Ophthalmoscopy: Ophthalmoscope."Loose Ophthalmoscope with Bakelite handle. metal accents and rotating top portion made of metal with glass and mirror."
Orlon Grafts
Orlon Grafts 0.75x14x0.75. Blood Vessel Prosthesis. "Two Orlon grafts that were the first seamless fabric prostheses used in arterial transplants. housed in a "Edwards Teflon Arterial Graft" box and made of Teflon. The original Orlon graft was hand loomed in 1955 by J.C. Hubbard. Jr." who at that time was a graduate student in textiles at Clemson."
Pap Boat
Pap Boat 3 x 5 x 5.5" Feeding dish White porcelain pap boat with tea cup shape, including a smooth round handle and an upward turned spout.
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