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Waring Historical Library Artifact Collection

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Polyp Forceps
Polyp Forceps 0.5 x 10 x 2.5". Grasping and fixating:Forceps:Polyps. "Stainless steel forceps with straight arms. housed in a red and clear plastic casing. Additional housing includes a blue and white cardboard box with corresponding product papers."
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Postmortem Kit
Postmortem Kit 2.75 x 15 x 7. Autopsy."Postmortem kit including thirteen steel instruments: hammer. chisel. chain. retractor. three scalpels and two retractors by Langbein. The kit is housed in a wooden box with leather carrying case embossed USN. Wooden box has inlaid ivory label that reads."The KNY-Scheerer Corporation. New York".Brass couplings. Identification plate missing."
Powder Folder
Powder Folder 4 x 3.5 x 3. Metal object with moveable flaps
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Prescription Counter
Prescription Counter 83 x 74 x 26". Interior Design and Furnishings:Counter. Large wooden counter used during the process of filling prescriptions, complete with shelves, drawers, and work space all displaying pharmacy equipment. Hanging from the top portion are stacks of old paper prescriptions.
Pressure Forceps
Pressure Forceps 0.25 x 4.5 x 2". Grasping and fixating:Forceps:Hemostat. Stainless steel forceps with curved arms when closed and flat oval shaped tip.
Pressure Forceps
Pressure Forceps 0.25 x 4.75 x 2.25". Grasping and fixating:Forceps:Hemostat. Stainless steel forceps with rounded plier like arms at tip.
Pressure Forceps
Pressure Forceps 0.125 x 6 x 3". Grasping and fixating:Forceps:Hemostat. Steel forceps with small long teeth and rusting of metal present. Pressure forceps used to stop bleeding
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Proctoscope 1.75 x 12.5 x 6" Dilation: Speculum: Rectal: Proctoscope. Stainless steel speculum with two parts. The outer part is shaped like a gun with a handle and a straight cavity where the second part, that is a rod with a rounded end, can be inserted.
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Professor Holmgren's No. 70
Professor Holmgren's No. 70 Color perception tests,"Professor Holmgren's No. 70, Color blindness test housed in green vinyl covered wood box consisting of forty "skeins" made of various colored yarn tied to a numbered brass tag and three "skeins" made of yarn and tied to brass tags labeled,"A, B, or C" Numbers 1-20 correspond to skein A, 21-20 to skein B, and 31-40 to skein C. The odd numbers denote skeins that provide appropriate matches while even numbers are confusion colors for a color blind individual."
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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".
Pterygium Hook
Pterygium Hook 0.25 x 6.75 x 2". Grasping and fixating:Hook:Pterygium. Stainless steel hook eye instrument with a handle that has raised edges.
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Pulp Tester
Pulp Tester 5.5 x 7.75 x 5.5. Root canal therapy. Pulp tester comprised of metal and fabric cords housed in leatherette box. Tests for a live nerve in the pulp of teeth by sending a burst of electricity into the tooth.
Pump Chamber
Pump Chamber 1 x 4.5 x 1." Pump Chamber 2 cc made of latex and housed in original plastic bag with Heyer-Schulte sticker.
Quire's Foreign Body Extractor
Quire's Foreign Body Extractor 0.25 x 4 x 1.5". Grasping and fixating:Forceps:Aural. Steel extractor with finger-like feature that can be rotated by squeezing either end of the U- shaped piece.
Raspatory 1 x 6.5 x 0.5. Cutting tool:Raspatory. Instrument with an ebony handle and a steel arm with a sharp pentagon shaped head.
Razor 0.5 x 4 x 1.75. Cutting tool: Razor: Surgical. Steel razor with heavy rusting along perforated handle. Used to remove hair from the area of surgery.
Reading Glasses
Reading Glasses Eyeglasses: Spectacles. Metal with glass lenses.
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Reading Glasses
Reading Glasses Eyeglasses: Spectacles. Metal with glass lenses. Made in Germany.
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 .
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Rectal Injector
Rectal Injector To see a 360 degree view of the Rectal Injector, place cursor over image, then click and drag left or right. 10"x 6"x 3", case-10.5"x 4.25"x 3". Irrigation:Syringe:Rectal. Rectal Injector. Used by Confederate Army to give rectal injections. English. Made of steel and brass with a burgundy case.
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