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

Barbara Hamel (
12 Oct 1995 18:44:07 GMT

G. Merrill Dodge ( wrote re leeches:

> True, true. They are used in the reattachment of severed limbs/digits.
> [...] Still, it does seeem kind of creepy. What next? Bleeding?

Nope; maggots. They're used to remove necrotic tissue from wounds as
well as to debride the flesh.

Barbara "I knew debride when she used to rock'n'roll" Hamel

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