Life-Awakener

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Title

Life-Awakener

Subject

pain, medical, 1800s, mind

Description

From UCSF Library, According to Baunscheidt, the Lebenswecker was designed to quickly puncture the skin, creating “artificial pores.” The “pores,” i.e. puncture wounds, were then covered with a proprietary irritating oil called “Oleum Baunscheidtii” that produced blisters. As another option, the practitioner could dip the needles in the oil before application, thus creating a more concentrated injection. As the blisters formed and drained, Baunscheidt claimed, the “health-destroying morbid matter” in the body naturally escaped.

Creator

Baunscheidt’s Lebenswecker

Source

UCSF Library

Date

1850

Contributor

Bryce Malone

Rights

UCSF Library

Format

Medical Intrument

Language

English

Identifier

Item 436

Files

lebenswecker1.jpg
lebenswecker2.jpg
speccoll_baunscheidt_3.jpg

Citation

Baunscheidt’s Lebenswecker, “Life-Awakener,” Enlightenmens, accessed August 9, 2022, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/776.

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