Pretty Pink Jar for ... Leeches!

From wikipedia section on the medical uses of leeches [wiki]:

The leech has long been used in medicine, although today its use is mainly limited to limb reattachment procedures instead of the wide-ranging medical use in the past. Leeches have proven highly effective at preventing venous congestion after the surgical re-attachment of fingers, toes, ears and other parts of the body. The word leech either comes directly from or was influenced by the Old English word for "physician", l[ae]ce, which is related to Old High German lahhi and Old Irish liaig.

And where would you keep your leeches? In a pretty pink jar, of course.

Found at Medical Antiques (fantastic site of old medical equipments - worth a look-see) - via Scribal Terror


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