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Waring Historical Library Artifact Collection

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Pill Tile
Pill Tile .5 x 7.125 x 7.125, 0.25 x 6 x 0.25. Porcelain tile with wood and metal instrument.
2.
Ureteral Dilator
Ureteral Dilator .75 x 20 x 3" Dilatation: Dilator: Ureteral
3.
Skin Button
Skin Button 0.0625 x 0.5 x 0.5." "Skin button made of latex and fabric housed in plastic bag marked "Skin Button 635. Heyer-Schulte Corporation. 5377 Overpass Road. Santa Barbara. CA 93105."(805-964-4741). Skin Buttons provided access to the body for tubes which led to and from the Thoracic Duct and made lymph dialysis possible." Ultimately they were used in lymphocyte depletion prior to transplant. (See assorted papers in T.S. Hargest's CV on lymphocyte drainage-skin buttons paper-#17." T.S. Hargest. CV)"
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Forceps
Forceps 0.125 x 5 x 2". Grasping and fixating:Forceps. Steel forceps with long blunt arms.
5.
Tongue Depressor
Tongue Depressor 0.125 x 5.25 x 0.5. Depressor: Tongue. Metal tongue depressor with rusting present.
6.
Cystotome and Scoop
Cystotome and Scoop 0.125 x 5.5 x 0.125. Cutting tool:Tome:Cystotome. Steel instrument with one side containing a long sharp point and the other a smooth oval like shape.
7.
Curved Probe Point Bistoury
Curved Probe Point Bistoury 0.125 X 5.5 X 0.5. Cutting tool:Knife:Bistoury. Steel instrument with satin finish and a smooth tip curved blade. The handle has several indentations to add more grip.
8.
Pressure Forceps
Pressure Forceps 0.125 x 6 x 3". Grasping and fixating:Forceps:Hemostat. Steel forceps with small long teeth and rusting of metal present. Pressure forceps used to stop bleeding
9.
Tonsil Knife
Tonsil Knife 0.125 x 6.5 x 0.5. Cutting tool: Knife: Tonsil. Steel knife with long handle and probe like shape with a sharp curved edge at the tip. Rust present on metal.
10.
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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Phi Rho Sigma Fraternity Pin
Phi Rho Sigma Fraternity Pin 0.25 x 0.5 x 0.5". Commemorative and association items. "Gold Phi Rho Sigma Fraternity pin with a skull and crossbones in the center with ruby eyes. The back of the pin is engraved "H. Symmes Jr.""
12.
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.
13.
Diefennbach's Serrefine Forceps
Diefennbach's Serrefine Forceps 0.25 x 2.25 x 0.25". Grasping and fixating:Forceps:Artery. Steel spring forceps with raised edge and a long smooth arm.
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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."
15.
Artificial Urethral Sphincter
Artificial Urethral Sphincter 0.25 x 3.5 x 0.75. "Urinary sphincter- artificial. Prostheses and Implants. One artificial sphincter example made of latex and loose in plastic bag marked "Artificial Urethral Sphincter Heyer-Schulte Corporation. 5377 Overpass Road. Santa Barbara CA. 93105. 805-964-4741. The artificial sphincter was developed by the Medical University and first implanted by Dr. F Derrick and later patented by NASA."
16.
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.
17.
Dental Pick
Dental Pick 0.25 x 4.25 x 0.5. Dental instruments. Dental pick with ivory handle.
18.
Fenestrated Artery Forceps
Fenestrated Artery Forceps 0.25 x 4.25 x 1.25". Grasping and fixating:Forceps:Artery. "Steel forceps with raised edge. handles with oval shaped holes. and a clamp like arms. Metal is heavily rusted."
19.
Dental Pick
Dental Pick 0.25 x 4.5 x 0.625. Dental instruments. Dental pick with ivory handle.
20.
Pressure Forceps
Pressure Forceps 0.25 x 4.5 x 2". Grasping and fixating:Forceps:Hemostat. Stainless steel forceps with curved arms when closed and flat oval shaped tip.