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Waring Historical Library Artifact Collection

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Eye Surgery Case
Eye Surgery Case 2.25 x 10.5 x 7. Surgical set: Ophthalmic."Two layers of metal eye instruments including scissors. tweezers. and knives housed in mahogany colored box wooden box with black interior and gold stamping that reads."The KNY-Scheerer Corporation New York Contract No. 1783. Dated Oct. 17. 1918"
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Postmortem Kit
Postmortem Kit 2.75 x 15 x 7. Autopsy."Postmortem kit including thirteen steel instruments: hammer. chisel. chain. retractor. three scalpels and two retractors by Langbein. The kit is housed in a wooden box with leather carrying case embossed USN. Wooden box has inlaid ivory label that reads."The KNY-Scheerer Corporation. New York".Brass couplings. Identification plate missing."
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Ureteral Dilator
Ureteral Dilator .75 x 20 x 3" Dilatation: Dilator: Ureteral
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Hodge's Forceps
Hodge's Forceps 3.5 x 17 x 4.5" Delivery: Obstetrical forceps
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Scarificator
Scarificator Tiemann's 12 blade brass scarificator with wooden handle housed in a velvet lined wood box, original paper label on the interior. Manufactured by George Tiemann of New York, patented August 20, 1846. The screw at the top of the head allows for the depth of the cut to be altered and when the screw and trigger are pulled the blades are released. 2" x 7.5" x 2.5"
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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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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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Medallion
Medallion 0.25 x 2.75 x 2.75" Commemorative and association items."Silver Sesquicentennial of MUSC medallion. designed by William Hirsch."
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Frog in Your Throat Lozenges
Frog in Your Throat Lozenges 2.75 x 0.75 x 1.25" Drugs: Patent, Proprietary, OTC. Green and blue paper box with frog displayed.
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Simpson's Forceps
Simpson's Forceps 2.5 x 14 x 3" Delivery: Obstetrical forceps
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Dissection Set
Dissection Set 1.75 x 8 x 5. Dissection: set."Steel dissecting instruments. some with wood handles. housed in a brown velvet lined wood case. Brass plate missing from exterior. case closure is not working. foreign matter on exterior of case. and staining of interior fabric present."
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Tonsillotome
Tonsillotome 0.5 x 10 x 2.25. Cutting tool: Tome: Tonsillotome. Stainless steel tonsillotome with sharp points that can be extended and are used in the removal of tonsils.
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Scalpel
Scalpel 0.25 x 7.5 x 0.5. Cutting tool: Knife: Scalpel."Scalpel with ivory handles and crisscross markings with yellow. blue. and red color visible."
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Scalpel
Scalpel 0.25 x 7.625 x 0.5. Cutting tool: Knife: Scalpel. Scalpel with ivory handles and crisscross markings and black color visible.
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Nasal Forceps
Nasal Forceps 0.25 x 6.25 x 3.5". Grasping and fixating:Forceps:Nasal. "Stainless steel forceps with the bottom arms sliding backwards. both tips are rounded with flat holes."
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Crochet
Crochet 2"x 14"x 2.5" Steel instrument with a detachable curved rod and a smooth ebony handle with round steel rings for fingers that allow more leverage. This instrument was used after the perforator had made an incision into the head of the baby. The crochet was then inserted into the opening and used to remove the child from the mother.
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Syringe Set
Syringe Set 1 x 3.25 x 2". Injections:Set. "Pocket aluminum syringe case containing 1 steel syringe with glass barrel. 2 steel needles. and 6 plastic medicine vials with paper labels and cork stoppers."
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Iris Knife
Iris Knife 0.25 x 5 x 0.25. Cutting tool:Knife:Ophthalmic. Steel knife with satin finish and a dip in the side of the handle.
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Heart Valve Insertion Forceps
Heart Valve Insertion Forceps 0.75x7.5x3". Heart valve prosthesis. Three steel forceps. specialized by Dr. J. Manly Stallworth for use in insertion of the Hufnagel Valve.
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New Century Tooth-Forms and Swager
New Century Tooth-Forms and Swager 2.5x17.25x7". Dental casting technique: Color/shape guide. "Wooden box set of 1915 New Century tooth forms and Swager including 150 steel forms (incisors. cuspids. bicuspids and molars). Dies were used to form caps and teeth from porcelain. Lid of box no longer attached."