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Cupping Instruments

Cupping Instruments.jpg Damoiseau’s terabdellaThumbnailsAn early illustration of the octagonal scarificatorDamoiseau’s terabdellaThumbnailsAn early illustration of the octagonal scarificatorDamoiseau’s terabdellaThumbnailsAn early illustration of the octagonal scarificator

Cupping instruments illustrated by Dionis, 1708: a, cups made of horn; b, lamp for exhausting air; c, fleam for making scarifications; d, horns with holes at the tip for mouth suction; e, balls of wax to close the holes in the horn cups; f, g, glass cups; h, candle to light the tow or the small candles; i, tow; k, small candles on a card which is placed over the scarifications and lit in order to exhaust the cup; l, lancet for making scarifications; m, scarifications; n, plaster to place on the wound. (From Pierre Dionis, Cours d’opérations de chirurgie demontrées au Jardin Royal, Paris, 1708.)

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The Project Gutenberg EBook of Bloodletting Instruments in the National Museum of History and Technology, by Audrey Davis and Toby Appel
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