Blood-Sucking Escape Artists

From Journey to the Microcosmos.

Of all the animals that we’ve examined in the microcosmos, leeches are probably one of the few that can be used as a verb, to leech off someone—to take and take from them, like a worm consuming someone’s blood.

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SOURCES:
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10833259/
http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1608/FRJ-4.1.417
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26427330/
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Francois-Joseph-Victor-Broussais
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC10404516/
https://journals.biologists.com/jeb/article/218/21/3353/14399/A-classic-model-animal-in-the-21st-century-recent