Well, it was like an early Christmas the week of November 1, 2010, thanks to Dr. John Monroe.
A trip to the Development and Alumni Affairs office to help John Gillon, senior director of charitable planning, sort through 30-some boxes of antique medical instruments yielded many interesting items. From bleeding bowls to apothecary scales to ob/gyn forceps to a baby scale to even some "scary" powders made for a couple of interesting mornings on the seventh floor of Piedmont Plaza I.
After three days of sorting and matching numbers to a paper list, John G. was ready to compile the listed pieces into a format for the appraiser who spent two days on Nov. 4 and 5 doing her thing. John G., Dr. Monroe and others involved were pleased with the final appraisal.
The collection is now waiting for the Wake Forest Institute Regenerative Medicine area to be finished before the cabinets can be moved and then more fun in choosing which pieces to display and where to store the rest of the collection.