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Cupping horn for the extraction of poison

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Poison was extracted using suction to bring blood to the surface of the skin. This drew out any poisons. The cupping horn is made from a single sheet of metal rolled and soldered together. It originates from India. The device is quite worn so it appears to have been well used.

Object number:

A643692

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Glossary: traditional medicine

Used in the West for sets of health beliefs and practices that developed within the culture of a particular ethnic or geographic group of people, distinct from modern Western medicine. Commonly includes herbal and homeopathic remedies, religious or spiritual ritual, and an holistic approach to patients.

Glossary: cupping horn

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