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Waring Historical Library Artifact Collection

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Leech Box
Leech Box Round wood box with "LEECHES" printed along the top.
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Bleeding Bowl
Bleeding Bowl Bloodletting: Basin. Copper basin with oval-like shape and curved edges. Used to hold the blood of patients during bleeding procedures. 2.5" x 13" x 5.5"
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Scarificator
Scarificator Tiemann's 12 blade brass scarificator with wooden handle housed in a velvet lined wood box, original paper label on the interior. Manufactured by George Tiemann of New York, patented August 20, 1846. The screw at the top of the head allows for the depth of the cut to be altered and when the screw and trigger are pulled the blades are released. 2" x 7.5" x 2.5"
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Spring Fleam
Spring Fleam Bloodletting: Spring lancet. Brass and silver spring fleam with razor blade extended. This form of a spring loaded lancet allowed for the blade to be inserted into the skin through moving the trigger. 0.5" x 2.25" x 1"
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Spring Lancet
Spring Lancet Bloodletting: Spring lancet. Stainless steel, spring loaded lancet with razor blade extended. This is a modern lancet, administered by pulling the trigger to release the single blade. 0.75" x 4.5" x 0.5"
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Spring Fleam
Spring Fleam Bloodletting: Fleam. Silver spring fleam with razor blade extended. This spring loaded lancet allowed for the blade to be inserted into the skin through moving the trigger. 0.5" x 2" x 1"
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Lancet
Lancet Embossed sterling sliver lancet case with two tortoise-shell handled lancets. This form of lancet, comprised of flat edged razor blades, was drawn across the skin to produce bleeding.
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Bleeding Bowl
Bleeding Bowl Pewter bowl with straight handle and measurement etchings on the interior. Used to hold the blood of patients during bleeding procedures. 2.5" x 10" x 6". Donated to the Waring Historical Library by Dr. James Watson of Columbia, South Carolina.