Leeches, such as the Hirudo medicinalis, have been historically used in
medicine to ... that were formerly included in the Hirudinea, but are just really
close relatives. ... The incision mark left ...
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SOURCE: ... Historians think Egyptians used leech therapy 3,500 years ago.
Nov 17, 2002 ... Leeches have been used by physicians since ancient times. ... living mostly in
fresh water — have long had a place in the doctor's medical kit.
In the 1800's, leeches used to be the state-of-the-art medicine. ... They're an
extremely effective artificial vein in certain situations where uh, a body part such
as a ...
Learn how leeches are used in modern medical treatments. ... worms' sole
reason for existing is to make people recoil in disgust at the very sight of them.
Nov 21, 2014 ... Leeches have been used in medicine since the beginning of civilization. They've
been used to treat nervous system abnormalities and infections. ... very
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The species of leech most commonly used for this purpose is the European
medicinal leech, Hirudo medicinalis, an aquatic segmented worm whose ...
Jun 28, 2004 ... A woman undergoes leech treatment in a laboratory in Moscow. ... FDA noted
that today they are used in medicine throughout the world as ...
Jul 2, 2004 ... These hungry little Draculas have been used in medicine for ... "Leeches are
extremely effective and better than simply putting a hole in the ...