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Use of leeches to reduce weight

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Use of leeches to reduce weight

Author(s): Boaistuau, Pierre, d. 1566., Author

Publication: 1598

Language(s): French

Format: Still image

Subject(s): Bloodletting

Abstract: An obese man (Denis Heracleot) has placed many leeches on his arms and legs in an effort to reduce his weight.

Related Title(s): Is part of: Histoires prodigie?uses et memorables, extraictes de plusieurs fameux autheurs, Grecs, & Latins,..., p. 234.; See related catalog record: 2223008R

Extent: 1 print

Technique: woodcut

NLM Unique ID: 101434586

NLM Image ID: A029360

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