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Waring Historical Library Artifact Collection

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Bleeding Bowl
Bleeding Bowl Pewter bowl with straight handle and measurement etchings on the interior. Used to hold the blood of patients during bleeding procedures. 2.5" x 10" x 6". Donated to the Waring Historical Library by Dr. James Watson of Columbia, South Carolina.
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Bleeding Bowl
Bleeding Bowl Bloodletting: Basin. Copper basin with oval-like shape and curved edges. Used to hold the blood of patients during bleeding procedures. 2.5" x 13" x 5.5"
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Bleeding Hook
Bleeding Hook 0.125x6x0.125. Grasping and fixating: Hook: Aural."Metal instrument with sharp doubled pronged hooks at the tip. used for bleeding the eye. Heavy rusting of metal present."
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Lancet
Lancet Embossed sterling sliver lancet case with two tortoise-shell handled lancets. This form of lancet, comprised of flat edged razor blades, was drawn across the skin to produce bleeding.
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Tait's Pressure Forceps
Tait's Pressure Forceps 0.25 x 5 x 2.25". Grasping and fixating:Forceps:Hemostat. Steel forceps with plier like arms and rust of metal present. This form of the forcep was used to stop uterine bleeding.
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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