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Waring Historical Library Artifact Collection

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Foot Rest
Foot Rest 23x11x11". Interior design and furnishings:Furniture, medical. Wooden foot rest used within the "Boot Clinic, one of the Medical College clinics in the 1950s. The stand provided support during treatment for ulcers of the feet and legs.
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Infant Foot Warmers
Infant Foot Warmers Physician and hospital supply. Two pair of infant foot warmers. Cotton socks with attached wires.Used to warm the feet of infants to increase blood flow prior to taking a blood sample to assure arterialized blood and accurate information.
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The Roche Electric Hygiene Machine
The Roche Electric Hygiene Machine 5.25x17x15" Electric stimulation therapy: Machine."Electric machine apparatus housed in a wooden box and includes wooden handle with sponge attachment. The Roche electric hygiene machine was used by the patient by standing on the metal foot plates and the battery powered electrical current. using two no. 6 dry cells. would provide a "mild" electrical shock. The machine has been rewired with a plug and was originally used by the donor's grandmother. Mrs Britton and was included in her estate."
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Dental Lathe
Dental Lathe 42.5 x 22 x 20"Dental restoration. permanent: Apparatus"Metal dental lathe mounted on a wooden platform with an iron base and foot petal powered wheel that turns and operates on a pulley-system. which in turn moves the lathe."
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Aseptic Spittoon
Aseptic Spittoon 38 x 34 x 52"" Dental Unit. Clear ruby red glass liner and white milk glass aseptic spittoon with removable brass rim. Unit is attached to a S.S. White Dental Chair consisting of an iron base with a red velvet seat and wooden foot stool.
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Alford's Hydraulic Dental Motor
Alford's Hydraulic Dental Motor 51 X 33 X 45."" Dental Unit. "Dr. Alfred's Hydraulic Motor consisting of metal with fabric covered hoses was developed by W. D. Alford. a Dillon. South Carolina dentist. who thought a water driven drill motor would be very useful when electricity was not available in rural areas. The free standing unit uses a water-powered turbine which is operated by a foot control. It is connected to a S.S. White dental chair with a bracket. table. cuspidor and saliva ejector. Dr. Edward Welsh. a professor at the College of Dental Medicine and a consultant for the Macaulay Museum of Dental History has published an article concerning this instrument with illustrations. The article was published in the Journal of the Student Dental Association. Vol. 4. December 1987. pgs. 21-22."