April 9

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Would You Let Your Doctor Treat You With a Bloodsucking Leech?

By Rich Sobel

April 9, 2021

biology, biology4everyone, bloodletting, health, leech farming, leech history, leech therapy, leeches, mechanical leeches, medicine, plain language, surgery

Learn about leeches and the history of our medical relationships with them over the centuries. Then we’ll look at their basic biology; life cycles, where they live, status in the overall food chain and stuff like that. Finally, we’ll look at both the pros and cons of using them for medical treatments in modern times.  Continue reading….

Rich Sobel

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A "retired" biologist, Rich uses plain language to explore in-depth biology topics | fascinating plants and exotic creatures | health and wellness| indulge your curiosity!

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