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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hirudo_medicinalis

Hirudo medicinalis, the European medicinal leech, is one of several species of leeches used as .... A recorded use of leeches in medicine was also found during 200 B.C. by the Greek physician Nicander in Colophon. Medical use of leeches ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloodletting

Bloodletting (or blood-letting) is the withdrawal of blood from a patient to cure or prevent illness and disease. Bloodletting was based on an ancient system of medicine in which blood ... In the overwhelming majority of cases, the historical use of bloodletting was harmful to patients. Today, the .... Leeches could also be used.

sciencenetlinks.com/science-news/science-updates/modern-leeching

In the 1800's, leeches used to be the state-of-the-art medicine. ... blood or the congested blood, until the person can actually grow back small, venous capillaries.

www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/bloody-suckers-leech-therapy/11360

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.

www.healthline.com/health/what-is-leech-therapy

Apr 21, 2017 ... Leeches have been used in medicine since the beginning of civilization. ... it may very well be that the treatment has even more practical use ...

health.howstuffworks.com/medicine/modern-treatments/leeches-in-modern-medicine.htm

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.

www.livescience.com/203-maggots-leeches-medicine.html

Apr 19, 2005 ... Medical-grade leeches are sold by Leeches U.S.A. Ltd. and Biopharm ... Historians think Egyptians used leech therapy 3,500 years ago.

www.rasmussen.edu/degrees/health-sciences/blog/leeches-in-modern-medicine

Jun 26, 2014 ... Medical experts weigh in on how these slimy creatures are used today and ... Leeches actually have the same blood-thinning properties in their ...

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3858087.stm

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 ...