z Sold 3 Blade Fleam horn handle Wade Wingfield and Rowbotham
z Sold 3 Blade Fleam horn handle Wade Wingfield and Rowbotham
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z Sold 3 Blade Fleam horn handle Wade Wingfield and Rowbotham

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Bloodletting 3 Blade Fleam Horn handle Wade Wingfield and Rowbotham From ancient times and among various cultures, bloodletting has been used as a primary form of medical treatment. In eighteenth- and nineteenth-century America, many symptoms of illness were believed to be caused by an excess of blood: the removal of some was therefore thought to alleviate the condition. There were two main methods of bloodletting: using leeches and venesection (i.e. cutting open a vein). Venesection Venesection (or phlebotomy) was the technique of lancing open a vein to remove blood, which could be drained into a bowl. It could also be removed by suction using a bloodletting cup in which was burned a small amount of alcohol to create a vacuum. Such a glass cup is shown at left and included with the bloodletting knife. Dating from the Civil War era.

From the collection of : Doneldon M. Dennis

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