Glass urinal flask: 15th century
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actual image size: 22cm x 31cm

Glass urinal flask: 15th century

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Glass urinal flasks like this were used by medieval doctors to diagnose patients' condition from the colour and appearance of their urine. Illustrations of sickbed scenes often featured a doctor holding up a urinal, and the urinal became an emblem of the medical profession.


1401 AD - 1500 AD

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