Mechanical scarificators, circa 1780-1900

Mechanical scarificators, circa 1780-1900

C017/3562 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 55.8MB

Downloadable file size: 2.7MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: A collection of single and multibladed mechanical scarificators. These include examples from England, France and Germany and they date from between 1780 and 1900. Instruments such as these were designed to create wounds on the surface of the skin, principally for wet cupping procedures. Cupping is a form of bloodletting historically used to 'treat' a range of ailments by removing surplus bodily 'humours' (fluids within the body).

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1700s, 1780, 1780s, 1800s, 18th century, 1900, 19th century, 20th century, blood letting, bloodletting, cupping, device, devices, eighteenth century, equipment, historical, history, instrument, instruments, mechanical, medical, medical instrument collection, medicine, multi bladed, multi-bladed, multiblade, multibladed, nineteenth century, pale green background, scarification, scarificator, scarificators, single blade, single bladed, single-blade, single-bladed, surgery, surgical, twentieth century, wet cupping

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.