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  • Tortise Handled Fleam / SOLD

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    Tortise Handled Fleam - Inventory Number: MED 042 / SOLD

    This is a standard 19th century thumb lancet in tortoise shell covers.  These items were standard equipment for physicians and surgeons.  As a medical therapy, bleeding or bloodletting endured for approximately 2,500 years.  It was only abandoned at the beginning of the 19th century. 

    Inventory Number: MED 042/ SOLD