Then Leeching, after loading his pistol, went to work with his comrade for an hour or so.
Leeching, however, is seldom needed, a hypodermic injection of morphia generally sufficing to relieve the pain.
Leeching and blistering, and subsequently massage, pulled him through, but left him weak and querulous.
Should the pain not subside, leeching must be had free recourse to, or blood be drawn by cupping.
No wonder gout was a common disease, and the overheated blood needed to be reduced by cupping and leeching.
Cupping, leeching, and all sorts of blood-letting were the chief dependence in olden times in all cases of fever.
We feared, for a few minutes, that it really would be a case for a chirurgeon, with cupping and leeching and smelling salts.
The lime soap thus formed is dropped from the tank into the hopper of a mill, finely ground and conveyed to a leeching tank.
By the worst luck in the world a stone slipped and fell as Leeching passed by.
Therefore Colquhoun must excuse him if he gave up the story of Leeching's skeleton entirely to his own reading.