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Clinical Papers Proving Benefits of Oil Pulling

I am researching oil pulling, i.e. practice of swishing oil in mouth for several minutes to remove dental bacteria. Ancient medicine says it reduces tooth sensitivity, pain, prevents gingivitis. ...
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When did the physicians realize that knowledge of internal anatomy can help in healing the patient?

When did the physicians realize that knowledge of internal anatomy can help in healing the patient? I know that human dissections were rare until 15-16c. But there were earlier cultures like the ...
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Are leeches still used in modern medicine (for skin-grafts, finger-grafts, etc.)?

I know in antiquity that leeches were commonly used in medicine for any and everything in a technique known as "blood-letting." But I've heard recently that leeches have a anticoagulant and blood-...