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Medical Scarificator

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  • Date: 19th Century
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Inches: 5 x 5 x 7 in display case
  • Centimeters: 12.82 x 12.82 x 17.95
  • Product ID: 004248

The scarificator, which was a devise that held a series of twelve blades, was commonly used throughout the 18th Century. This device would cock and the trigger would release, causing spring-driven rotary blades to make many shallow cuts. The scarificator was considered a more "merciful" tool than those proceeding it.