Bleeding and cupping.


Bleeding and cupping have been used in medicine since ancient times in the treatment of fevers and local inflammatory disorders. Local bleeding, by 'wet cupping', was effected by a scarificator or by leeches. John Hunter recommended venesection in moderation but preferred leeches for local bleeding. Bleeding as an accepted therapeutic practice went out of… (More)


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@article{Turk1983BleedingAC, title={Bleeding and cupping.}, author={John L. Turk and Egan Allen}, journal={Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England}, year={1983}, volume={65 2}, pages={128-31} }