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Lexi Krupp

Lexi Krupp is a freelance science and environmental journalist based in New York City. Her work has appeared in Popular Science, Audubon, VICE and elsewhere. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Dartmouth College and a master’s degree in journalism from New York University. She has yet to try leech therapy.

Stories By Lexi Krupp

The Revival of a Bloodthirsty Obsession

Leeches were once a popular medical treatment for everything from headaches to hemorrhages. Now a subculture of true believers is reclaiming this ancient practice.