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Collection Selections: Medical Equipment

Exhibit on view: July 18, 2013 - January 12, 2014
Photo: Breast pump, about 1900, Gift of Charlotte Jones Parker and Thetis Jones Moore

From surgical saws and dental ovens to hearing aids and contraceptives, Cape Fear Museum’s collection of medical and dental artifacts includes nearly 2,000 objects and images. Photographs document doctors and nurses engaged in study and practice as well as some Wilmington-area hospitals. Visitors examined this small sampling of familiar and unfamiliar items from the collection and saw how medical technology has changed over time.

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