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Waring Historical Library Artifact Collection

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Loring Ophthalmoscope
Loring Ophthalmoscope 0.75x4.25x2.25". Ophthalmoscopy: Ophthalmoscope."Black leather covered wood case with exterior that reads."Dr. Loring's Ophthalmoscope" and an interior lined with brown velvet. The ophthalmoscope has an ebony handle and is made of metal with glass lenses. The interior reads."To Dr. John L. Dawson. Jr. Prize. PROF. PARKER'S OPHTHALMIC CLINIC. Medical College. State of So. Ca. March 5. 1881" Rubbing away of interior and exterior present."
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Weber Basin
Weber Basin 38.5 x 16 x 16" Dental Unit. Metal Weber basin with a fountain cuspidor that was first produced by John Weber which allowed for water to be flushed away. The outer tank covers an inner tank which holds four gallons of water. A hand pump flushes the milk glass spittoon into a receptacle which can be emptied at a later time.
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Human Skull
Human Skull 5.5x7.5x4. Bone. Skull made of human bone with disconnected lower jaw and no teeth. Used by John Allen Miles in dental studies and Louis Smith Miles in medical studies.
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Wyeth's Soothing Eye Lotion: Collyrium
Wyeth's Soothing Eye Lotion: Collyrium 5.75x2.1.5."Drugs:Patent. Proprietary. OTC".cobalt blue glass bottle with decorative stopper.
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Medicine Chest
Medicine Chest Glass bottles housed in wood chest with brass handles housing empty glass medicine bottles with glass stoppers and two drawers filled with a brass pocket scale, glass mortar and pestle, and various glass medicine bottles.
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Scales
Scales 1.25 x 7.75 x 3.5. Two metal balances with green and beige thread housed in wood box with green lining and three weights.
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Spring Fleam
Spring Fleam Bloodletting: Fleam. Silver spring fleam with razor blade extended. This spring loaded lancet allowed for the blade to be inserted into the skin through moving the trigger. 0.5" x 2" x 1"
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Proctoscope
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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Thomas' Uterine Curette, Blunt
Thomas' Uterine Curette, Blunt 0.5 x 9 x 0.5" Curettage: Curette: Uterine Steel curette with crosshatched ebony handle.
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Placenta Curette
Placenta Curette 1.75 x 9.5 x 1.75" Curettage: Curette: Placental Steel with satin finish curette. The instrument has a slight spiral at the top of the arm and small ridges along the side. 0.5 x 11.5 x 0.5
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Bone Curette
Bone Curette 2.5 x 7 x 2.5" Curettage: Curette: Bone Stainless steel bone curette with deep spoon like shape and a perforated handle.
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Tibia and Fibula Splint
Tibia and Fibula Splint 3 x 15 x 5. 6 x 17 x 10.5" Splints. Stainless steel tibia and fibula splint with with holes throughout.
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Electro-Therapeutic Machine
Electro-Therapeutic Machine 8.25 x 17 x 11" Electric stimulation therapy: Machine."metal. glass. wood. marble housed in velvet lined leather case"
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Medical College of the State of South Carolina Inter-Society Trophy
Medical College of the State of South Carolina Inter-Society Trophy 8.5 x 7 x 4.5" Commemorative and association items. Silver trophy with a large handle on either side. Inter-Society Trophy 1925-1929, Medical College of the State of South Carolina, awarded to either the J. Marion Sims Society or the John L. Dawson Clinical Society from 1925 to 1929.
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Bone Scraper
Bone Scraper 1 x 4.75 x 1" Curettage: Curette: Bone Bone scraper with steel arm and ebony handle.
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Artificial Eyes
Artificial Eyes Box-1 x 3.5 x 3" Eyes approx-0.5x1x0.75" Prostheses and Implants. Ophthalmology. Eye, artificial leather covered box with tan velvet lining housing six glass eyes of various colors.
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Nipple Shields
Nipple Shields Shield-1 x 2 x 2" Top of box-0.625 x 2.5 x 2.5" Bottom of box-1.5 x 2.5 x 2." Breast feeding: Nipple shield. Lead nipple shields housed in a red paper box and used for the prevention and cure of sore nipples by placing the shield over the nipple during times of rest. Only one of the two shields is still intact with the remains housed in the original box and the surviving shield displaying loss at the top and sides.
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Glass Syringe
Glass Syringe 0.5 x 4.5 x 0.5" Irrigation. Small glass syringe with thread on the interior and wood accents.
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Cupping Set
Cupping Set 3.5 x 9.75 x 4.5".Cupping: Set. Seven tortoise shell cups, three ivory handles and three brass stopcocks housed in wood case.
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Tongue Depressor
Tongue Depressor 0.125 x 5.25 x 0.5. Depressor: Tongue. Metal tongue depressor with rusting present.