Bloodletting Instruments in the National Museum of History and Technology, VG

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Bloodletting Instruments in the National Museum of History and Technology
Aubrey Davis and Toby Appel
Smithsonian Institution Press
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Notes: Very Good, 8vo, 11" x 8 1/2." Gray and orange paper wrappers. Dual coloration may be original or from offsetting. Black-and-white illustration on front of a woman undergoing a bloodletting treatment. White lettering on gray spine. Covers clean and intact overall except for possible offsetting (dual coloration), bumped tips, and slight wear to edges and spine. Binding tight. Pages have bumped tips on fore-edge and light smoke smell, else clean and intact. 124 black-and-white illustrations (figures) included. 103 pp., including illustrations. "Smithsonian Studies in History and Technology/Number 41." A study of bloodletting instruments and different methods of bloodletting. Excerpt from front Abstract: "Punctuated by controversies over the amount of blood to take, the time to abstract it, and the areas from which to remove it, bloodletters employed a wide range of instruments. All the major types of equipment and many variations are represented in this study of the collection in the National Museum of History and Technology." Authored by Aubrey Davis and Toby Appel. Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.

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