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Pewter bleeding bowl, Europe, 1601-1900
Pewter bleeding bowl, Europe, 1601-1900

Bleeding bowls were used to collect blood during bloodletting – a practice once carried out to treat a wide range of diseases and medical conditions. Bloodletting was used as cure for many fevers, diseases which were believed to be caused by a build up of blood.

This bowl is made from pewter and has a scale marked in fluid ounces engraved on the inside to allow accurate monitoring of the volume of blood being removed. One ounce is equal to 28.4 ml.

maker: Unknown maker

Place made: Europe

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Keywords: Bloodletting; bleeding bowl

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  • Library reference: Science Museum A43203
  • Photo number: L0057185


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