An ill man came to a doctor for relief. Unfortunately, the doctors of that time were not sufficient. The doctor suggested and then performed blood letting on the patient. It is safe to say that ‘Breathing a Vein’ only made things worst.
Stephan Bibrowski (1890–1932), better known as Lionel the Lion-faced Man, was a famous sideshow performer. His whole body was covered with long hair that gave him the appearance of a lion; this was likely due to a rare condition called hypertrichosis.
Bibrowski was born with one-inch hair covering his body. When his mother was pregnant with Bibrowski she witnessed his father being mauled by a lion. She blamed the condition on this. She considered Stephan an abomination. What a bitch! She gave him up to a German impresario named Sedlmayer when he was only four years old! Sedlmayer gave him his stage name and started exhibiting him around Europe.
This depicts a Bloodletting man in the center of a circle of the zodiac. It connects body areas to zodiacs and planets. For example, if you are a Gemini, you should bloodlet from your lower stomach and left foot.
“The case contains the equipment a surgeon would need to carry out various amputations. This includes two amputation saws, four saw blades, three knives, ten suture needles, two types of tourniquet and a lancet. The instruments were made by a number of manufacturers, including Maigny, Boog and Midgen, instrument makers based in Scotland.” – Image Description.