Medical suction cup - Glass

Medical suction cup - Glass
France - First half 20th century

Medical pneumatic cupping glasses without fire from about 1930.

Everything is original with used box and cover.

Complete set with pump and user manual.

The Star cupping glass is a bell shaped glass container with a metal tip on its upper part. The box has 6 cupping glasses and a metal pump.

The cupping glass is intended to treat by inducing a ‘revulsion’, thanks to a suction effect on the skin. It was used in hospitals and at home.
The relative vacuum created in the suction cup expands pores and superficial blood vessels (capillaries). This produces a cutaneous congestion, located where the vacuum was applied, which results in a change of the skin appearance that reddens and becomes covered with reddish to purplish spots. This congestion caused locally, over the supposedly sick organ was reputed to attract moods.

Lot details
Medical suction cup
Estimated Period
First half 20th century
Country of Origin
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
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