Acknowledgment : This cup has been kindly donated to the Society (SAMHS) by the late Mr. Mervyn Smith, a well known SA surgeon and Past President of The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
Composition: Metal Alloy, see hallmark.
Weight. 380 gm
Diameter: 13.2 cm.
Depth: 4.5 cm
Bleeding was commonly used as a therapeutic procedure since the middle ages.
A cup was used to collect the blood following venisection. The volume was measured using the engraved calibrations.