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Playing Games in the Great Outdoors

Playing Games in the Great Outdoors

A Sampling Jacks Jacks, also called jackstones, fivestones, or dibs, is one of the oldest and most widespread games in the world. Children in ancient Egypt played a version of the game, known as “knucklebones,” with sheep toe bones. The game of knucklebones led to dice games for boys, and a version of modern jacks […]

Bloodletting Instruments and Methods

Bloodletting Instruments and Methods

by Douglas Arbittier, MD, MBA Antique bloodletting or Phlebotomy instruments have long been a collectible within the medical field that crosses over with collections prized by tattoo artists, civil war enthusiasts, tools, and others interested in the history of this once common practice. Although the goal was to rid the body of unwanted influences on […]