The bulb at one end of the probe is known as an olive. This part was used to apply medical treatments to wounds, eyes and ears as well as to apply cosmetics. It could also be used as a cautery to seal a wound by heating up the probe and using it on the body.
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medical tool used during diagnostic process
An abnormal passage, usually between two internal organs, or between an internal organ and the surface of the body.
To destroy tissue through contact with a hot implement. To remove warts, etc, or to stop small cuts bleeding.
Using a hot iron to seal a wound to stop bleeding.