Origin of scarificator
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Thus it appears that the scarificator was invented between 1708 and 1719.
Frequently a veterinary spring lancet or fleam is mistaken for a human lancet, or a scarificator for an instrument of venesection.
Unlike later attempts at improving cupping technology, the scarificator was almost universally adopted.
By 1780, illustrations in surgical works showed that the bottom of the scarificator was detachable.
According to Bayfield, the blades of the scarificator were generally set at ¼″.
- a surgical instrument for use in superficial puncturing of the skin or other tissue
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- A surgical instrument with several spring-operated lancets, used to scarify the skin.
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