History of bloodletting by phlebotomy

@article{Parapia2008HistoryOB,
  title={History of bloodletting by phlebotomy},
  author={Liakat Ali Parapia},
  journal={British Journal of Haematology},
  year={2008},
  volume={143}
}
  • L. Parapia
  • Published 1 November 2008
  • Medicine
  • British Journal of Haematology
Bloodletting by phlebotomy has been an obsession with medical practitioners for thousands of years, causing countless suffering to patients, initially for unproven indications and more recently for diagnoses. The approach to medical evidence‐based phlebotomy has been a triumph for scientifically inclined practitioners. Progress, primarily achieved since the nineteenth century, has been in spite of considerable opposition from the medical establishment. The evaluation of phlebotomy as a useful… 
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