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Waring Historical Library Artifact Collection

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"Shot in the Dark" Syringe
"Shot in the Dark" Syringe Case-1.5 x 9 x 1.75 syringe- 0.25 x 6.5 x 1 bottle- 2 x 1 x 1". Injections:Hypodermic syringe:Insulin. "Plastic assembly case with plastic syringe and sample glass bottle of Iletin. 10cc. "Shot in the Dark " device for injection made possible for blind diabetic patients to take insulin dosages without assistance. (See paper #48. T.S. Hargest. CV)" Plastic assembly case (00.14) with plastic syringe (00.14. A) and sample glass bottle of Iletin. 10cc."
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Abraham Tonsil Knife
Abraham Tonsil Knife 0.25"x8.5"x0.5". Cutting tool: Knife: Tonsil. "Stainless steel knife with satin finish handle and a curved blade with sharp sides and a rounded tip. The intital "G.H.Z." are engraved on the handle."
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Alcohol Lamp
Alcohol Lamp 6.5 x 4 x 3. Chemical apparatus:Burner. Alcohol lamp for hypodermic preparation. The base is made of brass with a steel spoon shaped portion on top. Item belongs to the College of Nursing.
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Amputation Saw
Amputation Saw 0.75" x 16.25" x 4". Cutting tool: Saw: Amputation. Saw with a wooden handle and thread tied around with a steel blade that is heavily rusted.
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Antrum Cannula
Antrum Cannula 0.25 x 5.5 x 1 . Catheterization: Nasal. Curved stainless steel Cannula that fits on a trocar and is placed in the nasal cavity to aid in the delivery of oxygen.
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Apparatus for Air Pressure and Suction
Apparatus for Air Pressure and Suction 45 x 14 x 14". Suction and drainage. "Air pressure and suction device similar to the Sklars junior apparatus for air pressure and suction. Machine engine is on a stand with three feet and has a clear glass dome covering over the motor assembly. The electrical device was used for all types of aspiration and suction needs in a dental office. Similar illustration found in Winchester Surgical Supplies Company.. 180. 1927."
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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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Ashtray
Ashtray 2 x 20 x 12. Commemorative and association items. Wooden plaque containing two ashtrays. One is amber colored glass with a decal from U.S. Public Health Service and the other is white ceramic with the seal of the Medical University of South Carolina. Originally belonged to Dr. Knisely who was president of the Medical University of South Carolina from 1975 to 1982.
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Atomizer
Atomizer For a 360 degree view of the object, place cursor over image, click, and drag to the left or right. Requires Quicktime player. 2.5 x 0.5 x 1. Nebulizer and vaporizers: Atomizer."Clear glass atomizer with metal nasal douche. Gold and peach paper label reading "Aristaloy". Missing rubber hand-ball."
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Axis Traction Handle
Axis Traction Handle 5"x 12"x 2.5" Stainless steel handle with two attachable stainless steel rods that curve at the end.
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Baker Sanatorium Pin
Baker Sanatorium Pin 0.25 x 0.75 x 0.75" Clothing: Nursing: Pin. Baker Sanatorium pin, gold with a red cross and white accents. Verso engraving reads " Edith M. Behrens"
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Bandage Roller
Bandage Roller 7 x 9 x 3. Bandages: Bandage roller. Steel bandage roller with wooden handle that screws onto a tabletop.
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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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Basins
Basins 2.25 x 10 x 4.75, 1.75 x 8 x 2.25" Physician and hospital supply: enamelware. Two metal basins in white with a black rims. Sizes include one medium and one small.
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Bi-Valve Speculum
Bi-Valve Speculum 2"x 5.25"x 3" Ivory speculum with two flaps and a metal screw on the side to widen the instrument for examination.
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Bleeding Bowl
Bleeding Bowl Pewter bowl with straight handle and measurement etchings on the interior. Used to hold the blood of patients during bleeding procedures. 2.5" x 10" x 6". Donated to the Waring Historical Library by Dr. James Watson of Columbia, South Carolina.
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Bleeding Bowl
Bleeding Bowl Bloodletting: Basin. Copper basin with oval-like shape and curved edges. Used to hold the blood of patients during bleeding procedures. 2.5" x 13" x 5.5"
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Bleeding Hook
Bleeding Hook 0.125x6x0.125. Grasping and fixating: Hook: Aural."Metal instrument with sharp doubled pronged hooks at the tip. used for bleeding the eye. Heavy rusting of metal present."
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Blood Pressure Cuff
Blood Pressure Cuff 3x7x7". Blood pressure determination:Manometer. Blood pressure cuff made of steel with a plastic cover over the dial with rubber cords and bulb intact and attached to a green canvas fabric that can be attached to the arm with velcro.
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Blood Transfusion Kit
Blood Transfusion Kit 2x6.5x3". Blood transfusion:Apparatus. Blood Transfusion kit housed in a brown plastic case with brown velvet lining and containing: a glass syringe. orange rubber tubes. glass vials with tin screw caps (one is chipped)" and five glass attachments.