Brass bowl

Brass bowl
The cut-out section of this brass bowls allows it to be placed under the chin to aid in shaving. It could also function in phlebotomy, or blood-letting, to collect blood from a sick patient. Many 18th- and 19th-century physicians recommended examining blood to help diagnose illness. The loop allows it to be hung up when not in use. The accompanying video describes its use.
Original Format
Local Identifier
Historic Hope Plantation
Location of Original
Historic Hope Plantation
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