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Re: Re: Re: Fw: lotus

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: Re: Re: [CHAT] Fw: lotus
  • From: Island Jim jsinger@igc.org
  • Date: Wed, 07 May 2003 17:54:38 -0400
  • In-reply-to: <3641471.1052339785269.JavaMail.nobody@fozzie.psp.pas.earth link.net>

me, too. there are lots of leeches in the medical industry. and their number seems to be increasing.


At 01:39 PM 5/7/03 -0500, you wrote:
Donna,
I'm no nurse, but I had read that some of these methods have been
revisited. I believe I even saw one of the tv hospital dramas include
leeches in a story.

Kitty
-------Original Message-------
From: Donna <justme@prairieinet.net>
Sent: 05/07/03 12:30 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] Fw: lotus

>
> Interesting Cathy--- I knew in the old days many plants and critters
were used for a varity of medical problems. Didn't think they still did
it tho.... I thought everything has gone big business..


Donna


> I am not an expert in this area, but I believe they are used after some
> surgeries to remove blood that has accumulated under the skin (perhaps
> where blood would interfere with the integrity of a skin graft?)
> Maggots are still used medically, too. They are better judges of dead
> tissue than surgeons, and are used to debride (sp?) wounds.
> Cathy
> On Tuesday, May 6, 2003, at 09:08 PM, Donna wrote:
>
> > Really.... for what may I ask?
> >
> >> The humble leech is still used medicinally at times, even in the U.S.
> >> Cathy

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