We have a winner!

Congratulations to Judy Marshall (Graduate Medical Education) who correctly guessed the answer to our first “What in the World?” contest. (See March 4 posting.)  Judy received a prize from Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters for her mental dexterity and keen imagination.

The items are known as scarificators. They were commonly used by physicians in the late 18th and early 19th centuries to bleed their patients.

To learn more about scarificators and this form of medical “treatment,” take a look at this short video (less than 3 minutes), featuring our very own Christopher Hoolihan:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8beaWCHCB0

And, stay tuned for our next installment of “What in the World?,” coming soon!

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