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Bloodletting

A long-discredited cure may hold a promising secret

By Carolyn Y. Johnson
Globe Correspondent / October 5, 2004

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For 2,500 years, doctors unleashed a single, gory cure-all on nearly every ailment known to mankind -- a good bleeding. Confronted with a fever, rattly cough, intermittent seizures, heart disease, or even mental illness, doctors bled their patients, sometimes until they passed out. (Full Article: 1194 Words)

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