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  • n. A medical device used in Baunscheidtism to pierce the skin with many fine needles, and used on skin treated with toxic oil, the resulting inflammation claimed to draw the body's attention away from various illnesses in other parts of the body.

Etymologies

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German Lebenswecker, literally "life-awakener".

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