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Scarification without cupping in Egypt

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Scarification without cupping in Egypt in the 16th century. To obtain sufficient blood, 20 to 40 gashes were made in the legs and the patient was made to stand in a basin of warm water. (From Prosper Alpinus, Medicina Aegyptorum, Leyden, 1719.

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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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