Sunday, August 07, 2011

Upjohn Pharmacy, Pt. 2

Leeches at Disneyland? Yech!


A slightly-scary exhibit makes Cathy Smith's eyes pop as she looks at a jar of leeches, the flat worms once considered very important in medicine. As part of the treatment of a variety of ailments, the creatures were used to draw blood from patients.

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Connie Moreno said...


Major Pepperidge said...

Notice that those are EUROPEAN leeches. Classy! They probably have little monocles.

Good old fashioned Minnesota lake leeches are good enough for me, they must have gotten a few pints of my blood over the years.

PS, yuck.

TokyoMagic! said...

So what did Disneyland feed their "pet" leeches?

Chiana_Chat said...

Cathy Smith is not grossed.

Cathy Smith is... hungry.


JG said...


I think they had a sign about tapeworms too.


Chris Jepsen said...

Very, very funny, Major! Monocles!

Actually, you'll notice that the leeches are no longer on display in the park. They worked their way into management. Who do you think decides the ticket prices?

Unknown said...

When I went to Land, I asked about feeding the leeches. The man smiled and said that he stuck his own arm in the jar.