Bloodletting Instrument - HD5866_2


Bloodletting Instrument

Medium:Cow horn
Geography: Great Lakes region
Date: late 1800s
Object number: HD5866
Not on view
DescriptionLike a glass leech cup, Indigenous Men and Women used this tool to drain blood from a sick patient. During a healing ceremony, they placed the large end of the horn over an incision made on the patient's skin, and sucked blood out through the end of the horn.
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