Bloodletting fleam presumably used by Joseph Morrill Harper (1787-1865), a surgeon in the 4th U.S. Infantry, in the War of 1812. Harper was the great uncle of the donor, Joseph L. Clough. In addition to practicing medicine in New Hampshire, Harper served in the State senate and in the U.S. Congress (1831-1835).

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Gift of Joseph L. Clough

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.M-06480Catalog Number: M-06480Accession Number: 176124

Object Name: fleambloodletting

Measurements: overall: 3/8 in x 3 3/8 in x 1 1/8 in; .9525 cm x 8.5725 cm x 2.8575 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-b514-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1433327

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