Steel lancet in bone sheath, India, 1800-1899
Lancet, steel, in bone sheath, Indian
A steel lancet in a bone sheath, from India. Lancets are used for bloodletting, traditionally one of the 'five actions' of the Ayurvedic pancharkarma treatment, but seldom carried out today.
- Oriental Medicine
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overall (closed): 5 mm x 58 mm x 11 mm, 0.002 kg
- lancets, lancet, therapeutics (phlebotomy) ethnography (indian), therapeutics (phlebotomy) ethnography (indian), lancets, therapeutics (phlebotomy)
- Fraser, T.C.
- Loan: Wellcome Trust
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