Lexicon:Bleeding, blooding, blood-letting

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Term: bleeding, blooding, blood-letting
References: HMS Surprise, pages 119, 125
The Ionian Mission, page 41
Treason's Harbour, pages 137, 189
The Far Side of the World, pages 107, 111, 115, 228, 309
The Thirteen-Gun Salute, pages 45, 165, 281
The Nutmeg of Consolation, page 188
The Commodore, page 225
Blue at the Mizzen, page 25
Meaning: The therapeutic removal of blood — also called a phlebotomy, literally to cut open a vein. It is now used in treatment of polycythemia, which is an excess of red blood cells.

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Maturin's Medicine — This article is based on information from Maturin's Medicine, compiled and edited by Kerry Webb, with the help of a number of contributors.

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