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  • Item Category: Tools
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jun 26, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House

1865 Medical Lebenswecker,

This is a rare 1865 medical instrument from Germany called a Lebenswecker and in exceptional condition which is nearly 150 years old. Special Oleum was used with this instrument. This instrument is described and pictured in John Carterâe(tm)s Book on Dental Collectibles and Wilbur Book on Antique Medical Antiques as Baunscheidtâe(tm)s Lebenswecker to cure skin conditions and gum problems. The name interprets to the Life Awakener. It is made of Ebony wood with powerful sharp needles that penetrate skin or gums. This is the original design by J. Linden and C. Baunscheidtâe(tm)s Lebenswecker, Inventor that designed it for skin irritations and also used for abscessed teeth gums. Inside sharp pins is a script B for Baunscheidtâe(tm)s inventor name. By design, this instrument was a probe device that when cap was removed a liquid counter irritant called Oleum was poured in. The sharp Teeth would be dipped into Oleum, retracted, and then carefully placed on patientâe(tm)s irritation or abscessed skin or gum. Top of this device would be pushed and the sharp needles driven into area of concern (LIFE AWAKENER for patient). This bizarre medical instrument was used by Dental & Dermatology Doctors of the period. This rare instrument measures 9.30 inches in length , is made of ebony wood and removable cover cap for the needles.

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