Followers, I am ready to admit….
I am disgustingly obsessed with Halloween.
Expect many halloween-related oddities. (If any can be found…)
Old Surgical Tools - Artificial Leech (1800s)
Bloodletting with leeches was such a popular treatment for a range of medical conditions that an artificial leech was invented in 1840 and was used frequently in eye and ear surgery. The rotating blades would cut a wound in the patient’s skin, while the cylinder would be used to produce a vacuum that sucked up the blood.