Re: Leeches (Re: Metric Time (was Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique))

Joshua Hesse (
12 Oct 1995 15:48:42 GMT

Illtud Daniel ( wrote:
: In article <45egma$>,
: INEN/W94 <> wrote:
: >Princeton.EDU>Distribution:
: >
: >Hmm, didn't doctors used to use leeches for healing once? I'm glad they
: >stopped doing that!

: No they haven't. There's a leech farm in South Wales which is doing
: very nicely thanks.

It has something to do with anti-clotting agents in the saliva of the leech.
(If you think about it, it does make sense.)
They are used for reattaching bodyparts among other things.