Cupping set used by Edward Jenner

Made:
1771-1820
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Scarificator, brass, 12-bladed. Part of a cupping set, incomplete, comprises one scarificator, three cupping glasses,
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Scarificator, brass, 12-bladed. Part of a cupping set, incomplete, comprises one scarificator, three cupping glasses,
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Three cupping glasses. Parts of a cupping set, incomplete, comprising one scarificator, three cupping glasses, one
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Scarificator, brass, 12-bladed. Part of a cupping set, incomplete, comprises one scarificator, three cupping glasses,
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Three cupping glasses. Parts of a cupping set, incomplete, comprising one scarificator, three cupping glasses, one
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Three cupping glasses. Parts of a cupping set, incomplete, comprising one scarificator, three cupping glasses, one
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Three cupping glasses. Parts of a cupping set, incomplete, comprising one scarificator, three cupping glasses, one
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Three cupping glasses. Parts of a cupping set, incomplete, comprising one scarificator, three cupping glasses, one
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Bottle, glass. Part of a cupping set, incomplete, comprising one scarificator, three cupping glasses, one bottle, one
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Three cupping glasses. Parts of a cupping set, incomplete, comprising one scarificator, three cupping glasses, one
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Bottle, glass. Part of a cupping set, incomplete, comprising one scarificator, three cupping glasses, one bottle, one
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Canister, brass. Part of a cupping set, incomplete, comprising one scarificator, three cupping glasses, one bottle, one
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Bottle, glass. Part of a cupping set, incomplete, comprising one scarificator, three cupping glasses, one bottle, one
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Canister, brass. Part of a cupping set, incomplete, comprising one scarificator, three cupping glasses, one bottle, one
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Oil lamp, brass. Part of a cupping set, incomplete, comprising one scarificator, three cupping glasses, one bottle, one
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Oil lamp, brass. Part of a cupping set, incomplete, comprising one scarificator, three cupping glasses, one bottle, one
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Oil lamp, brass. Part of a cupping set, incomplete, comprising one scarificator, three cupping glasses, one bottle, one
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Mahogany case for incomplete cupping set, used by Edward Jenner, late 18th century. Cupping set, incomplete, comprises
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Mahogany case for incomplete cupping set, used by Edward Jenner, late 18th century. Cupping set, incomplete, comprises
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Cupping set, incomplete, comprises one scarificator, three cupping glasses, one bottle, one canister, one kettle(?), used by Edward Jenner, late 18th century, in mahogany case.

This is ordinary equipment all surgeons would have owned. The English doctor Edward Jenner (1749-1823) introduced vaccination in 1796. His scientific investigations, published in 1798, showed that fluid taken from a human with cowpox could be used more safely for vaccinations than could variolation - inoculating non-infected people with fluid from pustules of smallpox sufferers.

Details

Category:
Therapeutics
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A604016
Materials:
brass, cotton (textile), felt, glass and mahogany
type:
cupping set
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • medical instrument
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • medical instrument
  • cupping vessel
credit:
Sotheby's