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Waring Historical Library Artifact Collection

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Amputation Set
Amputation Set Surgical set:Amputation/general surgery,"Surgical instruments with ivory handles housed in a velvet lined and red painted interior, wooden case with brass accents on the exterior."
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Pill Tile
Pill Tile 0.25 x 10 x 8 inches. Clear glass with a green tint and measurement etchings along the side.
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Leech Box
Leech Box Round wood box with "LEECHES" printed along the top.
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Mortar and Pestle
Mortar and Pestle 5 x 9.75 x 9.75, 2 x 8 x 2. Stoneware mortar with wood and stone pestle.
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Graduated Beaker
Graduated Beaker 4.5 x 4 x 3. Chemistry apparatus: container: beaker. Graduated glass beaker with angled lip and measurement markings in tablespoons and teaspoons.
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The Roche Electric Hygiene Machine
The Roche Electric Hygiene Machine 5.25x17x15" Electric stimulation therapy: Machine."Electric machine apparatus housed in a wooden box and includes wooden handle with sponge attachment. The Roche electric hygiene machine was used by the patient by standing on the metal foot plates and the battery powered electrical current. using two no. 6 dry cells. would provide a "mild" electrical shock. The machine has been rewired with a plug and was originally used by the donor's grandmother. Mrs Britton and was included in her estate."
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Electro-Therapeutic Machine
Electro-Therapeutic Machine 8.25 x 17 x 11" Electric stimulation therapy: Machine."metal. glass. wood. marble housed in velvet lined leather case"
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Davis and Kidder's Electric Machine for Nervous Diseases
Davis and Kidder's Electric Machine for Nervous Diseases Electric stimulation therapy: Machine. Electric Machine used in shock treatment anywhere desired along the body.
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Surgical Set
Surgical Set 4.25 x 18 x 10" Surgical set: Amputation/general surgery."Ebony instruments housed in large. velvet lined wooden case with lift out tray and key lock."
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Section Razor
Section Razor 0.25 x 6.75 x 1. Microtomy knife. Metal swing razor blade with attached ivory cover used as a sectioning device in the preparation of microscopy.
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Pocket Surgical Set
Pocket Surgical Set 1 x 3.5 x 6.5. Surgical set: Amputation/general surgery: Pocket set. Steel and tortoise shell instruments housed in a black leather folding case with metal closure and slight tearing of case.
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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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Corwin's Tonsil Haemostat
Corwin's Tonsil Haemostat 1 x 6.5 x 2". Grasping and fixating:Clamp:Tonsil. "Stainless steel. U-shaped object with two arms. One posses a round half sphere with bumps and the other a flat circular edge. The object's width can be adjusted at the base and a curved ruler is attached at the intersection of the two arms."
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Skin Button
Skin Button 0.5 x 1.75 x 1.25." "Loose example of skin button made of latex. rectangular in shape with two openings for tubes to be inserted and white fabric sticking to the exterior. 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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Wood Mallet
Wood Mallet 2.5x12x4,Drug compounding:Mallet,Wooden mallet from Roper Hospital (1906-1959) and possibly used in bone surgery.,
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Surgical Glasses
Surgical Glasses Plastic, glass, rubber, metal,Velcro housed in foam lined wood box.
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Croup Lamp
Croup Lamp 6.5"x3.5"x3.5" Metal, glass
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Scarificator
Scarificator Tiemann's 12 blade brass scarificator with wooden handle housed in a velvet lined wood box, original paper label on the interior. Manufactured by George Tiemann of New York, patented August 20, 1846. The screw at the top of the head allows for the depth of the cut to be altered and when the screw and trigger are pulled the blades are released. 2" x 7.5" x 2.5"
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Mallet
Mallet 3.5x19x4. Wood.
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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.