Medicinal leeches are any of several species of leeches, but most commonly
Hirudo ... A recorded use of leeches in medicine was also found during 200 B.C.
by the Greek physician Nicander in Colophon...
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.
Apr 19, 2005 ... Maggots and Leeches: Old Medicine is New. By Ker Than ... Historians think
Egyptians used leech therapy 3,500 years ago. The treatments ...
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.
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Sep 12, 2013 ... Using leeches for medical purposes dates back to medieval times, when they ...
St. Alexius is actually using them to treat some of their patients.
Jun 28, 2004 ... Leeches are already widely used in American hospitals, and ... FDA noted that
today they are used in medicine throughout the world as tools in ...
Jul 2, 2004 ... These hungry little Draculas have been used in medicine for centuries ... of blood
that the leech actually removes to feed on, making it a very ...
Jun 28, 2004 ... After thousands of years of use as an alternative treatment to blood-letting (an
antiquated and abandoned practice of draining blood to cure ...
The application of a living leech to the skin in order to initiate blood flow or
deplete blood ... The medicinal leech has proved useful in medicine because of
its peculiar mouthparts and ... Did Marie-Antoinette Really Say “Let Them Eat
Jul 7, 2004 ... Two medical devices recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration
seem more ... Doctors used leeches for bloodletting — thought to be good for
whatever ailed .... "He really is Dr. Maggot in my mind," Mostow says.