Clinical uses of the medicinal leech: A practical review

The medicinal leech, Hirudo medicinalis, is an excellent example of the use of invertebrates in the treatment of human disease. Utilized for various medical indications since the ancient times, the medicinal leech is currently being used in a narrow range of well-defined and scientifically-grounded...

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Main Authors: B S Porshinsky, S Saha, M D Grossman, PR Beery II, SPA Stawicki
Format: Article
Published: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications 2011-01-01
Series:Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
Online Access:;year=2011;volume=57;issue=1;spage=65;epage=71;aulast=Porshinsky

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