lǣce, m.n: doctor, physician; a leech (species of worm). (LATCH-uh / ˈlæː-tʃə)

Medieval manuscript illustration of a monkey imitating a doctor, sitting on a chair and raising a flask to examine in one hand; the other hand touches the head of an owl who stands before it.
Book of Hours; France (Arras), 1296-1311; Cambrai, Bibliothèque municipale, ms. 87, f. 138r. [bvmm.irht.cnrs.fr]

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