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Waring Historical Library Artifact Collection

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Orlon Grafts
Orlon Grafts 0.75x14x0.75. Blood Vessel Prosthesis. "Two Orlon grafts that were the first seamless fabric prostheses used in arterial transplants. housed in a "Edwards Teflon Arterial Graft" box and made of Teflon. The original Orlon graft was hand loomed in 1955 by J.C. Hubbard. Jr." who at that time was a graduate student in textiles at Clemson."
Atkinson Esophageal Prosthesis
Atkinson Esophageal Prosthesis 1 x 7.5 x 1. Prostheses and implants. "Atkinson Esophageal Prosthesis for CA Esophagus. size M-L. semi-soft white funnel made of rubber with box and instruction sheet. Catalog Number #553920. UK Patent No# 2069339."
Debakey Seamless Bifurcated Dacron Graft
Debakey Seamless Bifurcated Dacron Graft 1 x 7 x 1. Prostheses and implants. Graft-Debakey seamless bifurcated Dacron graft housed in Dacron cardboard box.
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."
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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Rectal Injector
Rectal Injector To see a 360 degree view of the Rectal Injector, place cursor over image, then click and drag left or right. 10"x 6"x 3", case-10.5"x 4.25"x 3". Irrigation:Syringe:Rectal. Rectal Injector. Used by Confederate Army to give rectal injections. English. Made of steel and brass with a burgundy case.
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Fahnestock's Tonsillotome
Fahnestock's Tonsillotome 1.5 x 12.5 x 1.25. case- 1.75 x 13 x 1.75. Cutting tool:Tome:Tonsillotome. "Steel instrument with ebony handle that has extensive fading on the top portion. housed in velvet lined long. narrow leather covered wood case. The instrument used for tonsillectomy."
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.
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.
Operating Knife
Operating Knife 0.25 x 6.75 x 0.325. Cutting tool:Knife:General operating. "Steel knife with satin finish. serrated handle. and long thin blade with sharp tip."
Dissecting Scalpel
Dissecting Scalpel 0.25 x 5.75 x 0.375. Cutting tool:Knife:Scalpel. "Dissecting scalpel with ebony handle and short. pointed metal blade. See p. 346 in Winchester."
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.
Mathieu's Tonsillotome
Mathieu's Tonsillotome 0.75x9.5x4.25. Cutting tool:Tome:Tonsillotome. "Steel tonsillotome with heavy rusting of metal. The sharp points can be extended and are used in the removal of tonisils. This form of the tonsillotome was patented on Feb. 19. 1985 and was developed by Auguste Mathieu (1872-1929)" See p. 73 in D & H."
Valvulotome 1.5 x 9 x 3. Cutting tool:Tome:Valvulotome. Heart valvulotome with a brass handle and steel probe. The instrument was designed by Dr. Horace Smithy and made by C.B. Coleman.
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Medicine Case
Medicine Case 5.5"x 12.5"x 7.14" Glass tubes with cork stoppers, paper handwritten labels housed in brown leather case with handwritten inscription "Dr. W.M. Fitch, 1857 on inside flap, exterior strap broken.
Dental Pick
Dental Pick 0.25 x 5.25 x 0.25. Dental instruments. Dental pick with ivory handle.
Dental Pick
Dental Pick 0.25 x 5.25 x 0.25. Dental instruments. Dental pick with ivory handle.
Dental Pick
Dental Pick 0.25 x 5 x 0.125. Dental instruments. Dental pick with ivory handle.
Dental Pick
Dental Pick 0.25 x 4.5 x 0.625. Dental instruments. Dental pick with ivory handle.
Dental Pick
Dental Pick 0.25 x 4.25 x 0.5. Dental instruments. Dental pick with ivory handle.