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Waring Historical Library Artifact Collection

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Wood Mallet
Wood Mallet 2.5x12x4,Drug compounding:Mallet,Wooden mallet from Roper Hospital (1906-1959) and possibly used in bone surgery.,
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Eyeglasses
Eyeglasses Metal, glass lenses, stickers.
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Mortar and Pestle
Mortar and Pestle "10"x 4"x 4" Dark wood mortar with carvings along sides, wood pestle."
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Pharmaceutical Scales
Pharmaceutical Scales 2 x 4.25 x 2.25, 6 x 7 x 2.5. Green metal balance with with a set of weights and tweezers housed in a wood box.
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Capsule Filler
Capsule Filler 6.125"x 14.5"x 4.5" Drug Compounding. Copper box with slots for capsules, one metal instrument to push down capsules, and two metal filling attachments.
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Tumor Screw
Tumor Screw 0.75 x 10.5 x 0.75" Curettage: Curette Stainless steel placenta uterine curette with a spiral shape at the tip.
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Citrate of Magnesia
Citrate of Magnesia 8 x 2.75 x 2.75" Drug packaging: Container: Bottle. Glass bottle, metal latch and glass stopper.
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Eye Wash Cup
Eye Wash Cup 2.5 x 15. x 1.5" Irrigation: Eye bath. Clear, footed glass eye wash cup.
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Antrum Cannula
Antrum Cannula 0.25 x 5.5 x 1 . Catheterization: Nasal. Curved stainless steel Cannula that fits on a trocar and is placed in the nasal cavity to aid in the delivery of oxygen.
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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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Surgical Needle
Surgical Needle 0.75 x 7.5 x 0.5" Needles: Suture: with handle. Suture instrument with a serrated handle and curved needle. A small hole is located at the tip of the needle for threading and an adjustable knob is located on the side. Made of steel and heavily rusted.
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Perineedle
Perineedle 0.25 x 7 x 0.5" Needles: Suture."Steel ligature and perineedle with satin finish and a serrated handle. The needle curves abruptly to the side with a hole at the tip for threading of the suture. (Similar to page 57. Wachtel catalog. 1939)"
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Suture Needle
Suture Needle 0.25 x 2.5 x 2" Needles: Suture."Curved suture needle with a hole at the tip for threading and a small serrated handle. heavy rusting present."
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Demi-Tasse Cup
Demi-Tasse Cup 2.25 x 3 x 2.25. Household articles: Tableware. Demi-tasse cup made of glass and painted pink with a colored image of the Porter Military Academy buildings displayed.
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Ashtray
Ashtray 2 x 20 x 12. Commemorative and association items. Wooden plaque containing two ashtrays. One is amber colored glass with a decal from U.S. Public Health Service and the other is white ceramic with the seal of the Medical University of South Carolina. Originally belonged to Dr. Knisely who was president of the Medical University of South Carolina from 1975 to 1982.
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Plastic Drop Counting Clamp
Plastic Drop Counting Clamp 1.5 x 4 x 2" Infusions: intravenous. Five plastic drop counting clamps (approx. 4 inches long) used with drop counter check box to determine drop rate on IV fluid therapy.
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Abraham Tonsil Knife
Abraham Tonsil Knife 0.25"x8.5"x0.5". Cutting tool: Knife: Tonsil. "Stainless steel knife with satin finish handle and a curved blade with sharp sides and a rounded tip. The intital "G.H.Z." are engraved on the handle."
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Tonsil Punch
Tonsil Punch 0.75 x 5.75 x 6.5. Cutting tool: Punch: Tonsil. Stainless steel instrument with a scissor like shape and two open oval shapes at the tips of each arm.
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Nasal Snare
Nasal Snare 0.25 x 7.25 x 2.25. Cutting tool: Snare: Loop: Nasal. Stainless Steel instrument with handles and a wire that protrudes from the top portion.
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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.