Long stored in a sub-basement cage in the Historical Library of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, surrounded by stacks of book treasures, is a large collection of antique medical instruments and related objects. These materials were acquired over the years entirely through donation. By cataloging, photographing and mounting them as a collection in The Cushing/Whitney Medical Library Digital Library, we make them available to scholars and the general public.
Antique Leeching Kit 21 Leech Cups & Glass Knife Medical Set
Antique leeching kit, with 21 leech cups each about 2" tall, and a glass knife, and an antique pencil used for the burning parts of the process. The knife is 8-1/4" long and has flakes to the blade. Comes in a 6" by 9-3/4" by 4" pyrography box which dates to the 1910s.