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.
- Asian Medicine
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overall (half-open): 6 mm x 73 mm x 20 mm, 0.004 kg
overall (closed): 10 cm x 55 mm x 4 mm, 0.01kg
- furnishing and equipment
- tools & equipment
- medical instrument
- Fraser, T.C.
- Loan: Wellcome Trust
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