Why Did Medieval People Cover Themselves In Bloodsucking Leeches? | Worst Jobs In History | Timeline

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Some of the least pleasant employment opportunities open to people in the Middle Ages. Tony Robinson discovers how fullers spent their working lives stomping on newly woven cloth in vats of stale urine, while leech collectors risked infection by wading into marshes and letting the bloodsuckers cling to their legs.

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