So what is done with the engorged leeches?Traditionally true, but also likely a very real threat to the health of their patients, the doctors’ families, as well as the doctors themselves. The doctor (and particularly surgeon) “Macho Man” mentality needs to go the way of leeching.
although rarely leeching is still useful
Leeching, the application of a living leech to the skin in order to initiate blood flow or deplete blood from a localized area of the body. Through the 19th century leeching was frequently practiced in Europe, Asia, and America to deplete the body of quantities of blood, in a manner similar towww.britannica.com
After becoming fully engorged, the leech detaches naturally, and the appendage continues to bleed for an average of 10 hours, resulting in a blood loss of about 120 grams.
Are they thrown out with other hazardous medical waste or fed to very well nourished fish?
Or can they be recycled?