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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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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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Sterilizer 9.5 x 21.5 x 8" Sterilization."Steel. footed electric sterilizer with basin shape. turn handle on the side and a cord."
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Pewter Plate
Pewter Plate 0.5 x 12 x 12" Commemorative and association items."Pewter Plate/Tray-William Glimore Simms Award from the College of Charleston for Dr. Joseph I. Waring's contribution to Historical Scholarship and Literature to his native city. 1976"
Stomach Warmer
Stomach Warmer 4x12x9.5" Home nursing: Hot water bottle."Copper stomach warmer with handle that was found in Panknins Drug Store on Meeting Street in Charleston. SC. A similar one is pictures in Printers Devil catalog 52. June 1986."
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.
Mouth Gag
Mouth Gag 1.5 x 5 x 2.5. Dilation: Dilator: Mouth gag. Steel mouth gag with retractable handle and curved outward and raised dilator. This instrument was used during operative procedures to prevent the mouth from closing.
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Field Microscope
Field Microscope 2.25 x 6.5 x 3. Microscopy: Microscope: American."Brass field microscope that has been re-brassed. with set of metal tweezers. and two extra lenses all housed in a wooden case."
Plastic Drop Counting Clamp
Plastic Drop Counting Clamp 1.5 x 4 x 2" Infusions: intravenous. Five plastic drop counting clamps (approx. 4 inches long) used with drop counter check box to determine drop rate on IV fluid therapy.
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Eyeglasses Eyeglasses: Spectacles. Metal,glass lenses housed in blue fabric lined metal case.
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Nursing Cap
Nursing Cap 3.5 x 10 x 7". Clothing:Nursing:Uniform:Cap. School of Nursing of the Medical College of the State of South Carolina and Roper Hospital cap, made of white cotton and white button closure to give the fabric shape.
Enema 10x5x3.25. case- 10.5x5.5x3.5. Irrigation:Enema. Metal Irrigator with black leather case.
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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Nursing Cap
Nursing Cap 4 x 10 x 5.5". Clothing:Nursing:Uniform:Cap. Blue cotton hat that matches the Student Public Health Nursing uniform. The interior distinguishes the size as large and has an interior tag that reads, "JEANNE M. BOUVETTE".
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Nursing Cap
Nursing Cap 3.5 x 7 x 7.5". Clothing:Nursing:Uniform:Cap. Charleston Training School for Nurses student cap made of mesh that has browned and a white band with ruffles around the rim. Item belongs to the College of Nursing.
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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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Medicine Case
Medicine Case 5.5"x 12.5"x 7.13" Glass tubes with cork stoppers housed in black leather case with "HYPODERMIC TABLETS" on the exterior.
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Mortar and Pestle
Mortar and Pestle 5.25 x 9 x 9, 2.5 x 11 x 2.5 inches. Large Wedgwood mortar and pestle, with a wooden handled pestle.
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Lancet Embossed sterling sliver lancet case with two tortoise-shell handled lancets. This form of lancet, comprised of flat edged razor blades, was drawn across the skin to produce bleeding.
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Dispensing Unit
Dispensing Unit 9.5 x 23.25 x 8.5 inches. Wooden rectangle with drawers of roll labels and metal suppressors.