Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Apr 28 08:18:37 UTC 2013

On Thu, Apr 18, 2013 at 4:47 AM, Victor Steinbok <aardvark66 at>wrote:

> Oddly enough, in East European countries this
> is not even considered "alternative medicine"--it's a common treatment
> for the common cold, among others.

I've known what cupping was at least as long as I've known of the medicinal
use of leeches (_lekarstvo_, wherein _lek_ has the same root as "leech,"
right, Victor) - since 1945? - and People's article is the first ascription
of the treatment to the Inscrutable East that I've ever come across.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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