Blood letting as a cure

Blood letting as a cure

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Caption: Blood letting. Physician bleeding a patient from the arm. Woodcut from a translation by Sir John Harrington of a 12th or 13th century poem based on the Salernian Rule of Health and published 1596. 'To bleed doth cheer the pensive, and remove/The raging fires bred by burning love.

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