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Leeches and Public Opinion

James Alan Riechel jriechel at gaia.gatech.edu
Wed Apr 20 07:56:36 EST 1994

mes at zoo.toronto.edu (Mark Siddall) writes:

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>You will find, however, thaat leeches are not getting as bad a rap as
>all that.  In the last five to ten years in particular the little suckers
>have made a bit of a comeback.   They have become quite popular in 
>microsurgical applications and in terms of the isolation of their
>salivary anticoagulants.  In 1987 (I think or maybe '88) the populist
>science mag "Discover" ran a feature article on all of this.

Not to mention the leeches role in one of this century's two greatest
accomplishments, namely blood letting.  ;-)

James Riechel
jriechel at cc.gatech.edu

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