Antique veterinary fleam and bloodstick

Antique veterinary fleam and bloodstick

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Caption: Nineteenth century brass veterinary fleam with four steel blades and a wooden bloodstick. In nineteenth century veterinary practice, the bloodstick would be used to strike the fleam into the jugular veins of animals to drain their blood. This procedure was known as bloodletting. It was believed that by removing excess harmful 'humours' in this way, the body would be restored to balance and health.

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