In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1sangría femeninoan orgy of bloodletting — una orgía de sangre
- There are medieval scenes of bloodletting, and of doctors cauterising patients' piles, polyps, and even cataracts (ouch).
- Today, many medical practices such as bloodletting are no longer used.
- There has been a health care crisis since we were bloodletting.
- But the range of surgical expertise dealt largely with the surface of the body: for example cautery, bloodletting, and draining boils and abscesses.
- Then, your doctor might have recommended such treatments as bloodletting or taking dangerous doses of sulfur and mercury.
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