Category: Bleeding and Cupping
Estimated Date: 1876
Name: Artificial Leech, Reeses Uterine
Description: 8“x 0.5” syringe with open end. Hand written scale on one side from 0 to 170 with word minim. The end is capped with composition black material and gilded border. There is a plunger in the cap which controls a 0.5” wooden tube at opposite end within which is an arrow shaped blade. The blade can be advanced to cause a puncture and then the plunger withdrawn to create suction to draw blood.
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