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Baunscheidt's Lebenswecker (Life Awakener) - Quack medical device

$375.00

Baunscheidt's Lebenswecker (Life Awakener) - a small machined piece of wood containing several needles... an antique piece of medical quackery that was used to alleviate pain in other places of the body.  Age is estimated at approx. 1865-1875.

A toxic oil was placed on the skin, and the spring-loaded Lebenswecker was used to pierce the skin, drawing the body's attention away from their illness... kind of like hitting yourself in the foot to get rid of a headache.

Medical quackery at it's finest!

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