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Primitive?Edit

Discussion #1. I am not sure that we can call this "primitive" medical technology... even doctor phlox used them, would this not seem to indicate that although an old method... they are still effective? Primitive seems to indicate their usefulness has be removed.

Discussion #2. Should we be more specific on what Terran leeches are? I mean there is pleanty of information out there including the fact that all Terran leeches have 34 segments and "mouth parts" on both ends. The preceding unsigned comment was added by 70.105.243.48 (talk).

1. "Primitive" doesn't mean "useless". It just means "low-tech" combined with "ancient".
2. We can only use the information given in canon. If more specific info was given in canon, it can certainly go in.--31dot 00:44, 31 December 2008 (UTC)

Problems with the merge suggestionEdit

I see two concerns: 1) Leech is useful on its own to list both kinds of leech, those from Earth and those from Aldebaran. 2) Are the ones from "Doctor's Orders" also Aldebaran mud leeches? --LauraCC (talk) 21:54, June 21, 2016 (UTC)

Aren't articles created on an Terran basis where the origin point can't be determined? I think "Terran Leech" is inique in that regard. For example, the 20th century ticks have to be from Earth, while the ones Trip encountered can't have been. Sisko says he'll get Morn some goldfish but doesn't say if they'll be from Bajor or wherever. Etc--Archer4real (talk) 13:13, June 24, 2016 (UTC)

Perhaps "Leech (Earth)" might be better? --LauraCC (talk) 14:58, June 24, 2016 (UTC)

My perspective is that they should be merged into a single article named leech, except where leeches from a specific location/species are named i.e. Aldebaran mud leech. Gorokian midwife toad has its own article on this precise basis, thus making it distinct from toad. If there's uncertainly about Phlox' leeches don't speculate--Archer4real (talk) 16:12, June 24, 2016 (UTC)

Makes sense.--LauraCC (talk) 16:15, June 24, 2016 (UTC)

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