<< I believe you're confusing the medical use of leeches with that of maggots.
I'm pretty sure that the leeches are used in cases of re-attachment of body
parts - ears, fingers, etc. - something to do with prevent clotting and
promoting blood flow. I think the maggots are used to "eat" dead flesh, such
as gangrene, the famous "flesh-eating" bacteria - a type of staph, as I
recall (without taking the time to look it up). Both maggots and leeches are
maintained by the medical community specifically for these uses. >>
I have heard that this was done in the past and then "rediscovered" recently.
Does anyone have a medieval reference for the medical use of maggots and
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