Madame Talbot's Private Collection

Lebenswecker Artifical Leech

Lebensweker means literally "Life awakener" and the instrument widely used in Germany Europe and America in the 19th century.

Treatment for the use of the resuscitator (Lebensweker aka Artificial leech):

The hollow ebony tube contains a handle with a coiled spring attached.

The open extremity of the cylinder is placed firmly on the skin; when pushed, the spring will suddenly recoil which then deploys about twenty-five sharp needles, each about nine-sixteenths of an inch in length smartly into the skin.

The wound is then wiped with oleum baunscheidti, an oil derived from gnat saliva.

Excellent condition.