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Title: The use of leeches in medicine
Authors: Boffa, Charles J.
Keywords: Leeches -- Therapeutic use
Leeches -- Malta
Hirudo medicinalis
Issue Date: 2006-12
Publisher: Malta College of Family Doctors
Citation: Boffa, C. J. (2006). The use of leeches in medicine. Maltese Family Doctor, 15(2), 53-54.
Abstract: A Leech is any parasite annelid of the class Hirudinea. While leeches can be harmful some have been used medically in the past. Infestation by leeches (hirudiasis) may be external or internal.
Appears in Collections:MFD, Volume 15, Issue 2
MFD, Volume 15, Issue 2

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