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Waring Historical Library Artifact Collection

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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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City Hospital Charleston, SC Training School for Nurses Pin
City Hospital Charleston, SC Training School for Nurses Pin 0.25 x 1.75 x 1.25" Clothing: Nursing: Pin. City Hospital Charleston, SC Training School for Nurses pin. The Carlopolis seal is in the center of the pin with blue accents on the exterior. Verso has an engraving that reads "Presented to Christina Lizzetta Waterman Nov. 8, 1897"
Glass Syringe
Glass Syringe 0.5 x 4.5 x 0.5" Irrigation. Small glass syringe with thread on the interior and wood accents.
Tongue Depressor
Tongue Depressor 0.125 x 5.25 x 0.5. Depressor: Tongue. Metal tongue depressor with rusting present.
Turnkey 1 x 6 x 3.5. Tooth extraction: Turnkey. Dental turnkey (tooth key) with wooden handle. Used to twist around a tooth until it was extracted.
Trephine 1 x 4.25 x 3.75" Trephining. Trephine made of brass with ebony handle.
Dental Elevator
Dental Elevator 0.75 x 6 x 1" Tooth extraction: Elevator. Dental Instruments. Steel instrument with curved tip and an ebony handle, used to raise teeth from socket.
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Ritter Dental X-Ray Machine
Ritter Dental X-Ray Machine 90 x 36 x 40"Radiography. dental: Machine"Thought to be the first "Ritter" X-Ray Unit introduced to South Carolina. The unit has a wooden base and a large moveable iron arm."
Curved Bistoury
Curved Bistoury 0.25 x 3.75 x 0.75. Cutting tool: Knife: Bistoury. Steel curved bistoury housed in attached brass case. In tortoise shell case.
Delta Tau Delta Dental Fraternity Pin
Delta Tau Delta Dental Fraternity Pin 0.25 x 0.375 x 0.375". Commemorative and association items. Gold Fraternity Pin #2355 Delta Tau Delta Dental Fraternity. The pin is square in shape and has the fraternity letters surrounded by an eye stars and moons.
Forceps 0.125 x 5 x 2". Grasping and fixating:Forceps. Steel forceps with long blunt arms.
Forceps 0.25 x 7 x 3. Grasping and fixating:Forceps. Stainless steel forceps with rounded plier like arms that have small teeth. Haslam U.S.A and Stainless steel are engraved on the side.
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Prosthetic Leg
Prosthetic Leg 6 x 22 x 13". Prostheses and Implants: Artificial limbs. Wooden prosthetic leg with leather and metal that is hinged at the ankle to allow greater mobility for the wearer. It was worn by Mr. Walter Joseph Sylvia born in Cordsville, South Carolina in 1874 and worked as a brakeman for Southern Railways where he lost his leg in a rail accident in 1905. Mr.Tylee was reportedly very mobile using only this artificial leg and a cane until his death in 1937. The creator, the Hanger Company was founded by James Edwards Hanger who at age eighteen was the first amputee during the Civil War. Due to losing his own limb he was prompted to construct the "Hanger Leg".
Raspatory 1 x 6.5 x 0.5. Cutting tool:Raspatory. Instrument with an ebony handle and a steel arm with a sharp pentagon shaped head.
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Amputation Set
Amputation Set Surgical set:Amputation/general surgery,"Surgical instruments with ivory handles housed in a velvet lined and red painted interior, wooden case with brass accents on the exterior."
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."
Geer Drug Co. Nutgalls Powder
Geer Drug Co. Nutgalls Powder 3 x 2.5 x 2.5". Drug packaging:Container:Bottle. Cylindrical cardboard container with paper label and containing "Nutgall Powder".
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Medicine Chest
Medicine Chest 9.5"x 12"x 9.5" Wood box with top shelf of glass bottles with glass stoppers and two drawers with various instruments including: glass mortar and pestle, glass beaker in leather case, metal syringe in leather box, two ebony instruments and a Bakelite spoon.
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Test Frames
Test Frames Metal
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Surgical Glasses
Surgical Glasses Plastic, glass, rubber, metal,Velcro housed in foam lined wood box.