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Forum: The Books 09-26-2006, 03:37 AM
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Pipe Further thoughts

ninja91, the fact that we now know something to be an appropriate leechdom doesn't mean that it was common practice in medieval medicine.

It occurs to me that if Imrahil wanted leeches (the...
Forum: The Books 09-25-2006, 06:24 AM
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Pipe Leeches, as pointed out above, were primarily...

Leeches, as pointed out above, were primarily used to bleed patients, but not to relieve internal pressures. They were used to correct imbalances of the humours, which are entirely mythical...
Forum: The Books 09-25-2006, 05:23 AM
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Pipe Better late than never

The English term derives from the Old English word lce, hence lcedom ('treatment, cure') and lcecrft (the practice of medicine). For the sake of comparison, one of the Old English words for the...
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