Cupping glass


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cupping glass

n
(Medicine) med archaic a glass vessel from which air can be removed by suction or heat to create a partial vacuum: formerly used in drawing blood to the surface of the skin for slow bloodletting. Also called: artificial leech

Cupping glass

A small glass of a few ounces’ capacity used for Cupping.
Translations

cupping glass

n (Med) → Schröpfkopf m
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He next proceeded to bare the shoulder of the prisoner, after which he applied the cupping glass to his flesh, and having allowed it to remain on for several minutes, he produced a small bottle containing spirits of wine, and hastily drawing off the cupping glass, threw the liquid upon the part, at the same time applying a light.