Weiss's Scarificator, circa 1820

Weiss's Scarificator, circa 1820

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Caption: Weiss's New Invented Scarificator made from brass and steel. Scarificators such as this one were used to create wounds on the surface of the skin, principally for wet cupping procedures. Cupping is a form of bloodletting used to 'treat' a range of ailments. This instrument was made by Weiss, 62 Strand, London, England and dates from around 1820.

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