Re: Metric Time (was Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique))
Tom Marchant (TOMM@cms.cc.wayne.edu)
Fri, 13 Oct 95 12:19:41 EDT
In article <email@example.com>
firstname.lastname@example.org (INEN/W94) writes:
>Hmm, didn't doctors used to use leeches for healing once? I'm glad they
>stopped doing that! As for the metric system - Hello!! America!!!
>Stop holding up the rest of the world by hanging on to your useless
It might interest you to know that leeches are used in healing again.
It seems that there are conditions of poor circulation, especially after
surgery to reattach a severed limb or digit, where the old method of
correcting the problem of blood build-up in the problem area was to
cut and drain the excess blood. The newer, more modern technique is
to use leeches.
What a stupid thread, but I'm a newcomer here in alt.folklore.computers,
and I was curious...