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This lancet likely belonged to a physician. Its small sharp cutting edge could have been used for delicate procedures such as inoculation, bloodletting or minor surgery. It could have performed more mundane tasks such as cleaning out the ears, skin or removing unwanted hair.

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Glossary: lancets

A surgical instrument of various forms, commonly sharp-pointed and two-edged. The lancet is used in venesection (the act of opening a vein for bloodletting), and in opening abscesses.

Glossary: surgery

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