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Instruments and technique of phlebotomy

Instruments and technique of phlebotomy.jpg Instruments for bleeding from the arm, 1708ThumbnailsDry cupping for sciaticaInstruments for bleeding from the arm, 1708ThumbnailsDry cupping for sciaticaInstruments for bleeding from the arm, 1708ThumbnailsDry cupping for sciatica

Instruments and technique of phlebotomy: Fig. 1 shows an arm about to be bled. A ligature has been applied to make the veins swell. The common veins bled—cephalic, basilic, and median—are illustrated. Fig. 2 shows several types of incisions. Fig. 3 is a fleam, Fig. 4 a spring lancet, and Fig. 5 a “French lancet.” (From Laurence Heister, A General System of Surgery, London, 1759.

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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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