A worker at the International Center for Medicinal Leeches holds mother leeches, ones used for breeding purposes only, near Moscow, April 10, 2017. Leeches are still widely prescribed in Russian medicine, about 10 million of them every year, in many cases as a low-cost substitute for blood thinners like warfarin
A worker at the International Center for Medicinal Leeches holds mother leeches, ones used for breeding purposes only, near Moscow, April 10, 2017. Leeches are still widely prescribed in Russian medicine, about 10 million of them every year, in many cases as a low-cost substitute for blood thinners like warfarin James Hill New York Times
A worker at the International Center for Medicinal Leeches holds mother leeches, ones used for breeding purposes only, near Moscow, April 10, 2017. Leeches are still widely prescribed in Russian medicine, about 10 million of them every year, in many cases as a low-cost substitute for blood thinners like warfarin James Hill New York Times

This really sucks: 10 million leeches are prescribed by Russian doctors every year

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