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Waring Historical Library Artifact Collection

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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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Eye Surgery Case
Eye Surgery Case 2.25 x 10.5 x 7. Surgical set: Ophthalmic."Two layers of metal eye instruments including scissors. tweezers. and knives housed in mahogany colored box wooden box with black interior and gold stamping that reads."The KNY-Scheerer Corporation New York Contract No. 1783. Dated Oct. 17. 1918"
Amputation Saw
Amputation Saw 0.75 x 13 x 3.5. Cutting tool: Saw: Amputation. Saw with curved ebony handle that has a cross hatch design and steel blade with heavy rusting present.
Eye Scalpel
Eye Scalpel 0.125 x 4.75 x 0.375. Cutting tool:Knife:Ophthalmic. "Steel knife with satin finish. several indentations along handle for better grip and a short blade."