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Medical equipment from the Queen Anne's Revenge

Updated 1611 GMT (0011 HKT) January 29, 2015
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A urethral syringe was one of the findings aboard the Queen Anne's Revenge, the pirate Blackbeard's ship that was wrecked off North Carolina in 1718. It had traces of mercury, which was a popular treatment for syphilis at the time. courtesy NC Department of Cultural Resources
A pump clyster, like this one, was typically used to deliver enemas. courtesy NC Department of Cultural Resources
This mortar and pestle was probably used by an apothecary to grind ingredients for medicine. courtesy NC Department of Cultural Resources
Two sets of nested weights were excavated, as well. These weights were commonly used to measure medicine and compounds. courtesy NC Department of Cultural Resources
Volunteer archaeologist Linda Carnes-McNaughton helped examine the medical equipment found on the shipwreck. courtesy NC Department of Cultural Resources
A map shows where medical devices were found throughout the shipwreck site. courtesy NC Department of Cultural Resources