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Leeches’ Sucky Role in Medicine Throughout History

Leeches’ Sucky Role in Medicine Throughout History
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Leeches…don’t they just suck? Not according to 19th century docs, who thought leeches were the key to healing congestive and inflammatory disorders.
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    There’s certainly no bad blood between leeches and physicians. After all, leech therapy has been used to treat everything from angina pectoris back in 1750 to heart disease in modern medicine. Marshall Miller reports.

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