Mechanical scarificators, 19th century

Mechanical scarificators, 19th century

C017/3563 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 55.9MB

Downloadable file size: 3.0MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Two multibladed mechanical scarificators made from brass and steel. 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). These scarificators are both English and date from around 1850.

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

Keywords: 1800s, 1850, 1850s, 19th century, antique, blood letting, bloodletting, brass, cream background, cupping, device, devices, equipment, historical, history, instrument, instruments, mechanical, medical, medical instrument collection, medicine, nineteenth century, scarification, scarificator, scarificators, steel, surgery, surgical, wet cupping

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