December 13, 2001
University Of Wisconsin-Madison
After millennia of service, the medicinal leech may finally have met its mechanical match, a novel device that effectively performs the same function as the medicinal leech - promoting the flow of blood to compromised tissue - without the unpleasantness of having a blood-sucking parasite attached to your body.
MADISON, Wis., Dec 12 -- Since at least the time of the ancient Egyptians, the leech has at times been a prevalent tool in the physician's medical kit. So intrinsic was the leech to the practice of the medical arts in antiquity and the medieval world, in fact, that the very name 'leech' was at times synonymous with the title 'physician.'
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