The Medicinal Leech: Past and Present

Upshaw, John; O'leary, J. Patrick
March 2000
American Surgeon;Mar2000, Vol. 66 Issue 3, p313
Academic Journal
Focuses on the use of leeches in bloodletting. Popularity of leeches as alternative to instruments; Effectiveness of hirudin, an anticoagulant in leech saliva, for the treatment of coronary thrombosis and arterial thrombosis.


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