993.6.1: Scarificator, 19th Cent.

Additional Images

993.6.1: Scarificator.
Image No. 2068 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Lacquered octagonal 12 blade scarificator. The lever handle on the top is used to release the spring-loaded rounded blades. The screw mechanism in the center top adjusts the cutting depth and the side button is a locking device.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.6.1
Collection: Therapeutics
Date: 19th Cent.

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 5.5 cm
  • Height: 7 cm
  • Width: 4.5 cm

Object Parts

Object Materials

  • blued steel,
  • brass,
  • lacquer,
  • steel

Acquisition Detail

  • Owner: Dr. H.W. Booth
  • History of Use: Phlebotomy instrument. Used in conjunction w/ cupping apparatus for bloodletting.