The Day of Blood

A Leeching

 


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In the natural world, drugs can be obtained from a wide variety of sources. The simple leech secretes a substance called hirudin, an anticoagulant to keep blood flowing from a wound while it feeds. In this live demonstration of leeching, discover the beliefs behind the ancient practice of phlebotomy â and why leeches are still in use in medicine today!

  • 6.30pm

Where

Old Operating Theatre, Museum and Herb Garret
9a St Thomas Street, London, SE1 9RY
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6; conc 5; child 3.50; family (2+4) 13.90

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