A depiction of a procedure known as bloodletting where a patient would be cut and their blood allowed to drain. It was believed that sickness was contained in the blood, and that draining the blood would let the sickness leave as well.
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Unknown, “Bloodletting Procedure,” Enlightenmens, accessed February 6, 2023, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/488.