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Waring Historical Library Artifact Collection

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Stool 15.5x18.5x18.5". Interior design and furnishings:Furniture, medical. Walnut stool with adjustable height screw. Matches examining table #84.3.2
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Examining Table
Examining Table 33.5x58x28". Interior design and furnishings:Furniture, medical. Custom built walnut examining table with iron stirrups, enamel waste tub, 3 side drawers, 3 end drawers, try table pull out. Matching stool, 84.3.3.
Perforator 0.25 x 9.5 x 2. Delivery: Perforator. "The perforator was an instrument that was inserted into the head of a still-born child to make way for other instruments used for removal from the mother. this was often an attempt to save the woman's life. Steel scissor-like instrument with arrow shaped tip that opens into a square formation."
Forceps 0.25 x 7.25 x 2.75 . Grasping and fixating:Forceps.
Forceps 0.25 x 5.5 x 1 . Grasping and fixating:Forceps.
Hemostic Forceps
Hemostic Forceps 1 x 10 x 3.5. Grasping and fixating:Forceps:Hemostat. Stainless steel forceps with long upward curved arms with small teeth.
Forceps 0.25 x 5 x 2.5. Grasping and fixating:Forceps. Stainless steel forceps with upward curved arms.
Forceps 0.25 x 5.5 x 2.5. Grasping and fixating:Forceps. stainless steel
Forceps 0.25x6.5x3. Grasping and fixating:Forceps. Stainless steel forceps with rounded plier like arms that have small teeth.
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Forceps 1.75 x 6.75 x 3". Grasping and fixating:Forceps. "Steel forceps with satin finish and a gold handle. arms are shapely curved."
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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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Eyelid Everter
Eyelid Everter 0.25 x 3.5 x 0.75". Grasping and fixating:Retractor:Lid. Steel eyelid everter with flat straight edge arm and a flat oval shaped handle engraved with manufacturer information.
Nasal Elevator
Nasal Elevator 0.25 x 8.75 x 0.25". Grasping and fixating:Elevator:Septum. Steel object with square-like shape and rounded speculums on each end.
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.
Forceps 0.25 x 7 x 3. Grasping and fixating:Forceps. Stainless steel forceps with rounded plier like arms that have small teeth. Haslam U.S.A and Stainless steel are engraved on the side.
Nasal Forceps
Nasal Forceps 0.25 x 7 x 3.5. Grasping and fixating:Forceps:Nasal. Stainless steel forceps with smooth oval like arms that are hollowed out.
Mathieu's Needle Holder
Mathieu's Needle Holder 0.25 x 7 x 2.25. Grasping and fixating:Forceps:Needle. Spring loaded steel forceps with oval shaped handles and smooth plier like arms.
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Hand Stamp
Hand Stamp 5.5 x 8 x 2.5". Commemorative and association items. Iron hand stamp with an extending handle. The stamp contains the Medical University of South Carolina official seal and was used in the Presidents Office.
Skin Button
Skin Button 0.125 x 0.75 x 0.75." "Plastic skin button with traditional button shape with four holes present and housed in an unmarked plastic bag. Skin Buttons provided access to the body for tubes which led to and from the Thoracic Duct and made lymph dialysis possible. Ultimately they were used in lymphocyte depletion prior to transplant. (See assorted papers in T.S. Hargest's CV on lymphocyte drainage-skin buttons paper-#17." T.S. Hargest. CV)"
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)"