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Title: 1965T988 Phlebotomy Outfit
Description: 1965T988
Medical instrument - Phlebotomy Outfit, 1750-1850
Possibly made in France
Pinto Collection - Purchased from Edward H Pinto, 1965.
Phlebotomy, or blood-letting, has a long history and was a remedy for many illnesses, its height of popularity being the 18th century. This phlebotomy outfit contains a brass scarifier made by Savigny, and four remaining cupping glasses, each with adjustable valves.
Birmingham Museums Trust/Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
Pinto Collection
Science and Industry
Social history
Health and Medicine
Usage Rights: Creative Commons 0 - Public Domain. Optional attribution: Photo by Birmingham Museums Trust, licensed under CC0