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Object/Catalog Number 1945.401.3
Object Name Scarificator
Accession Number 1945.2
Collection Dr. Alfred M. Haas Collection
Object Category 15: Dental Materials, Tools & Equipment
Object Sub-category Surgical
Date c. 1800
Description Scarificator, c.1800
Material Metal
Notes On display in the Edwin and Trudy Weaver Historical Dental Museum Exhibition.

A scarificator was used as a remedy for disease. When the blades were withdrawn, the instrument was pressed close to the skin, then by pulling the trigger they were released by the spring and would penetrate the flesh to about an eighth of an inch. The cup was then placed over the spot to draw off the blood.

This particular instrument is reputed to have been used during the Napoleonic War
People Haas, Dr. Alfred M.
Number of images 1
Credit line Gift of Dr. Alfred M. Haas, Philadelphia Dental College, Class of 1906
Catalog date 2010-02-08
Caption Scarificator
Notes on Related Objects Cataloged objects in the Edwin and Trudy Weaver Dental Museum Exhibition, Kornberg School of Dentistry, 3rd Floor.
Old ID number 19-90
Source Haas, Dr. Alfred M.
Made United States
Exhibits on View Edwin and Trudy Weaver Historical Dental Museum Exhibition