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Medical Museum – Leech Jar

par Sean Ruck, Contributing Editor | December 09, 2016
Leech Jar
From the December 2016 issue of HealthCare Business News magazine

Each month, we visit Dr. Blaufox’s Museum of Historical Medical Artifacts to take a look back at the medical equipment that cleared the way for what patients encounter in doctors’ offices and operating rooms of today. Some equipment may be recognizable, while other featured inventions have since become obsolete or have had their usefulness discredited.

The picture and description appear courtesy of Dr. M. Donald Blaufox, M.D., Ph.D., from his website: www.mohma.org.

Category: Leeches

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Estimated Date: 1890
Name: Leeches Jar, portable, Chevalier
Manufacturer: Chevalier
Description: Brass, tin and glass portable leech jar, which contains 17 glass tubes, a perforated bottom plate to allow air exchange. The entire device disassembles and each tube can be removed, with each containing a cork device to push the leech into place.

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