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Waring Historical Library Artifact Collection

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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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Smellie's Perforator
Smellie's Perforator 0.25"x 10"x 2.5" The perforator was an instrument that was inserted into the head of a still-born child to make way for other instruments used for removal from the mother, this was often an attempt to save the woman's life. This example of Smellie's perforator is an extremely rusted, steel scissor-like instrument.
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Perforator
Perforator 0.25 x 9.5 x 2. Delivery: Perforator. "The perforator was an instrument that was inserted into the head of a still-born child to make way for other instruments used for removal from the mother. this was often an attempt to save the woman's life. Steel scissor-like instrument with arrow shaped tip that opens into a square formation."
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Perforator
Perforator 0.375x10.5x5. Delivery: Perforator. "Perforator is an instrument that was inserted into the head of a still-born child to make way for other instruments used for removal from the mother. this was often an attempt to save the woman's life. Steel scissor-like instrument with arrow shaped tip."
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Cystoscope Forceps: Scissor Type
Cystoscope Forceps: Scissor Type 0.75 X 13.5 X 3. Grasping and fixating:Forceps:Endoscopic. Steel instrument with scissor like handle and a long flexible rod with cutting instrument at the tip.
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Crochet
Crochet 2"x 14"x 2.5" Steel instrument with a detachable curved rod and a smooth ebony handle with round steel rings for fingers that allow more leverage. This instrument was used after the perforator had made an incision into the head of the baby. The crochet was then inserted into the opening and used to remove the child from the mother.
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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."
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Torsion Scales
Torsion Scales 10"x 14"x 8". Drug Compounding. The Torsion balance concept was developed in France, but perfected in the USA and sold under various trade names. Wood base balance with marble slab, metal pans and a glass top. Tags on the front of the scale read "Scientific" The World's Finest Balance and Scale Service" and "The Torsion Balance Co., Style 27, New York, No. 664, Pat. Jan. 6- 85,Jan. 22-89, May 19-91."
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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.
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Examining Table
Examining Table 34x58x28". Interior design and furnishings:Furniture, medical. Examining table made of wood with black leather cushioning and iron stirrups. Matching instrument table, #90.9.2.
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Instrument Table
Instrument Table 36x25.5x17.5". Interior design and furnishings:Furniture, medical. Wooden table with the top portion painted black and room for instruments to be placed. Two drawers and a door on the front with a 1" knick to the wood visible. Matching examining table, #90.9.1.
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Aortic Punch
Aortic Punch 0.5 x 7.75 x 2.25. Cutting tool: Punch: Aorta. Steel instrument with cross-shaped design and extendable tip. The Aortic Punch is used for coronary artery bypass.
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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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Surgical Set
Surgical Set 3x16.5x7. Surgical set: Amputation/general surgery."Fifteen metal instruments with crosshatched ebony handles. Marked "H.G. Kern. Philadelphia". Housed in red velvet lined mahogany box with small brass inlaid straps and decorative brass corners. Brass identification plate and one instrument, possibly forceps, missing."
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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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Lacrimal Trephine
Lacrimal Trephine 1 x 3 x 1.25" Trephining: Lachrymal."Transplant trephine with metal casing and a small spool of tape. All items are housed in a metal case with holes on the top and engraved."Storz"
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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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Tonsil Punch
Tonsil Punch 0.75 x 5.75 x 6.5. Cutting tool: Punch: Tonsil. Stainless steel instrument with a scissor like shape and two open oval shapes at the tips of each arm.
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Nasal Snare
Nasal Snare 0.25 x 7.25 x 2.25. Cutting tool: Snare: Loop: Nasal. Stainless Steel instrument with handles and a wire that protrudes from the top portion.
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Sluder's Guillotine
Sluder's Guillotine 1.25 x 7 x 4.75. Cutting tool: Tome: Tonsillotome. Stainless steel instrument with serrated handle and one arm with a sliding mechanism.