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Bloodletting MeSH Descriptor Data 2024


MeSH Heading
Bloodletting
Tree Number(s)
E02.800.558.500
Unique ID
D001815
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001815
Annotation
restrict to hist articles or hist contexts: modern counterpart is PHLEBOTOMY
Scope Note
Puncture of a vein to draw blood for therapeutic purposes. Bloodletting therapy has been used in Talmudic and Indian medicine since the medieval time, and was still practiced widely in the 18th and 19th centuries. Its modern counterpart is PHLEBOTOMY.
NLM Classification #
WB 381
See Also
Phlebotomy
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2001/07/25
Bloodletting Preferred
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