|Source: BBC News|
Who would have thought that medicinal leeching was making a comeback? Here is a report from the BBC on medicinal leeching.
The article is interesting as it frames the concept of bloodletting and leeching in historical perspectives. Simple bloodletting was considered more mundane while medicinal leeching was historically more elitist.
In modern medicine, leeching does have a limited application, as summarized in this review.
Now back to the daily grind.