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Alden Richards and Ken Chan in GMA Red Cross Bloodletting
But among a handful of poorer, and sometimes remote, communities in India, where medical services are too costly, waiting lists too long or modern doctors simply not trusted, traditional practices like bloodletting are favoured.
The Decline of Therapeutic Bloodletting and the Collapse of Traditional Medicine covers the history of a key medical approach which was almost completely abandoned without discussion or debate.
Bloodletting was common throughout history but was abandoned in the 19th century when it was determined that it had little or no effect on most diseases.
Although he had no complaints, he had been performing bloodletting with cupping for 4 years in an effort to improve his health.
However, a newer generation of clinicians began to question some of the practices of their teachers and even, to the horror and consternation of their older colleagues, wonder if bloodletting was really curing the right patients.
The ritual sees Shiites engage in self-flagellation and bloodletting to commemorate Hussein's martyrdom.
The bloodletting took place at a site called Cerro Cerrillos.
pdf, reveals a timeline of major hematology landmarks, beginning with "Ancient Egypt" where bloodletting instruments were used, and ending with a brief notice for the 2000s: "The possibilities are endless.
Vincent Lam; BLOODLETTING AND MIRACULOUS CURES; Weinstein Books (Fiction) $23.
SEVEN speakers have been beheaded and one murdered in a job that brings a new meaning to political bloodletting.
While all parties in this conflict -- including our government -- share responsibility for allowing this crisis to escalate, resulting in hundreds of innocent civilians injured and killed, those who have the task of healing the wounds of war in Gaza must focus on rebuilding once this bloodletting subsides.