Leeches (Annelida : Hirudinea) of North America
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Published by Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Cincinnati, Ohio .
Written in English


  • Leeches -- North America

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Edition Notes

Statementby Donald J. Klemm.
ContributionsEnvironmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory (Cincinnati, Ohio). Aquatic Biology Section
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 177 p. :
Number of Pages177
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22419621M

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Leeches were used in medicine from ancient times until the 19th century to draw blood from patients. In modern times, leeches find medical use in treatment of joint diseases such as epicondylitis and osteoarthritis, extremity vein diseases, and microsurgery, while hirudin is a valuable anticoagulant drug for some blood-clotting : Clitellata.   Medicinal leech therapy has undergone a renaissance in recent years, both in terms of how well the effects of using leeches are understood,and in the discovery of new clinical applications that have resulted in remarkable outcomes. This timely book introduces the basic principles of using leeches in clinical practice, and clearly sets out the methodology and potentialapplications.5/5(1). Leeches. [Katie Marsico] -- "This book details the life and habits of leeches"--Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: or Search WorldCat. Find items in libraries near you. LEECHES. 1, likes 1 talking about this. Leeches. [email protected]: K.

  I'd give this 4 stars, or maybe 3 1/2. This nonfiction book gives all sorts of information about blood, from its history in medical practices (mostly bloodletting) to current medical understanding to oddities (blue, yellow, and green blood; vampire bats which drink blood; and horned toads which shoot blood out of their eyes) to mythology (a history of vampires and other mythological blood /5.   Leeches get a bad rap—but they might not deserve it. Yes, they’re creepy crawly blood-suckers. And they can instill an almost primal sense of disgust and revulsion. Humphrey Bogart’s. said leeches unfortunately were "only in the reach of the rich."14 Bloodletting using leeches and other methods enjoyed a revival in the early 19th century, particularly in France. "Leech farms" were unable to keep up with the demand.4 In , o, leeches were imported into France, and only nine or ten million Size: 56KB. Describes the different species of leeches, their physical characteristics, behavior, and life cycle. Preview this book» What people are saying - Write a review3/5(1).