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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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Parker Silver Cup
Parker Silver Cup 6 x 3.25 x 3.25" Commemorative and association items. Silver cup presented in 1838 to Francis S. Parker for the best thesis in English.
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Professor Holmgren's No. 70
Professor Holmgren's No. 70 Color perception tests,"Professor Holmgren's No. 70, Color blindness test housed in green vinyl covered wood box consisting of forty "skeins" made of various colored yarn tied to a numbered brass tag and three "skeins" made of yarn and tied to brass tags labeled,"A, B, or C" Numbers 1-20 correspond to skein A, 21-20 to skein B, and 31-40 to skein C. The odd numbers denote skeins that provide appropriate matches while even numbers are confusion colors for a color blind individual."
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Smellie's Perforator
Smellie's Perforator 0.25"x 10"x 2.5" The perforator was an instrument that was inserted into the head of a still-born child to make way for other instruments used for removal from the mother, this was often an attempt to save the woman's life. This example of Smellie's perforator is an extremely rusted, steel scissor-like instrument.
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Kurmitzki's Wire Grass Liver Kidney Medicine
Kurmitzki's Wire Grass Liver Kidney Medicine 6.75x2.5x1. Glass bottle, patina and a green tint. Made in Charleston, S.C.
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Aimar's Sarracenia or Fly Trap Bitters
Aimar's Sarracenia or Fly Trap Bitters 10.5"x3.25"x3". Green glass bottle with white paper label and black text. Label: "Aimar's Sarracenia or Fly-Trap Bitters. Particularly recommended in all cases of dyspepsia, nervous weakness, general debility, cholera morbus, asthma, costiveness, sea sickness, and nausea. Dose as a tonic: one to two teaspoons three times daily. Dose as a cathartic: three teaspoonfuls three or four times a day, in half a wineglass of sweetened water. Prepared only by G.W. Aimar and Co., Druggists and Apothecaries, Cor King and Vanderhorst Streets, Charleston, S.C. $1.00 per bottle."
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Hunley's Kidney Pills
Hunley's Kidney Pills 4.5 x 1.75 x 1. Drug packaging:Container:Bottle."Clear glass bottle with paper label and a tin screw cap. White "Kidney Pills" visible on the interior."
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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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Edward S. Burnham Apothecary Medicine Bottle
Edward S. Burnham Apothecary Medicine Bottle 3.75x1.25x0.75".Drug packaging:Container:Bottle. clear glass bottle with patina.
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Tarnier's Forceps, Axis Traction
Tarnier's Forceps, Axis Traction 3 x 17 x 7".Delivery: Obstetrical forceps. Steel forceps with curved arms and slight curve at the handles with an axis traction handle built in for increased leverage. This form of the forcep was developed in France by Stephane Tarnier (1828-1897).
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Infant Scale
Infant Scale 0.5x6x1.5" Body weight. Portable Infant Scale made of steel with barrel like shape and S hooks on either end.
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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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Physician's Bag
Physician's Bag 8.5 x 10 x 5" Medical case: Bag
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Sluder's Guillotine
Sluder's Guillotine 1.25 x 7 x 4.75. Cutting tool: Tome: Tonsillotome. Stainless steel instrument with serrated handle and one arm with a sliding mechanism.
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Corwin's Tonsil Haemostat
Corwin's Tonsil Haemostat 1 x 6.5 x 2". Grasping and fixating:Clamp:Tonsil. "Stainless steel. U-shaped object with two arms. One posses a round half sphere with bumps and the other a flat circular edge. The object's width can be adjusted at the base and a curved ruler is attached at the intersection of the two arms."
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Barrett's Rubber Jawed Intestinal Forceps
Barrett's Rubber Jawed Intestinal Forceps 0.5x6.5x2.5". Grasping and fixating:Forceps:Intestinal. Stainless steel forceps with scissor like handles and a rubber rolling part in-between the two arms.
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Mathieu's Retractors
Mathieu's Retractors 0.75 x 4.5 x 0.5". Grasping and fixating:Retractors. Two stainless steel retractors with raised lines in the middle and three prongs one end and a raised flat edge on the other.
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Diefennbach's Straight Artery and Torsion Forceps
Diefennbach's Straight Artery and Torsion Forceps 0.25 x 2 x 0.5". Grasping and fixating:Forceps:Artery. Small steel spring hemostat with perforated edges and smooth oval like arms.
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Quire's Foreign Body Extractor
Quire's Foreign Body Extractor 0.25 x 4 x 1.5". Grasping and fixating:Forceps:Aural. Steel extractor with finger-like feature that can be rotated by squeezing either end of the U- shaped piece.
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Show Globe
Show Globe 30 x 12 x 12". Interior Design and Furnishings:Show globe. Metal chain holding a clear glass vessel with glass stopper and filled with yellow liquid. Originating in England in the late 1500's, the show globe was used as a symbol of the Apothecary's Shop. It was later used as an advertisement of the American Pharmacy.