The Question and Answer section for The Scarlet Letter is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
The use of the term "leech" to describe Chillingworth is at once appropriate and ironic. After all, he is a physician, and leeches at the time were used in order to facilitate bloodletting. At the same time, however, Hawthorne is obviously...
I think you are referring to Chillingsworth.