Posts Tagged ‘ bloodletting ’

Jews and Leeches

April 6, 2011

Humanity has stumbled upon some bizarre medical cures, from crystals to marijuana, but one of the downright oddest has to be the hirudo medicinalis, the European medicinal leech. Leeches have been used in medical treatments for over 2000 years–the practice is described in ancient Roman writings, as well as in the Talmud and Shulhan Arukh–but…

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