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A spoonful of MAGGOTS a day, keeps the doctor away.

Discussion in 'Bizarre and Off-Beat News' started by blueclouds, Sep 30, 2004.

  1. blueclouds

    blueclouds Former member

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    ewwwwwwwwwww :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

    http://www.wired.com/news/medtech/0,1286,65117,00.html?tw=wn_tophead_2


    ... hundreds of U.S. doctors have jumped on the low-tech maggot-therapy bandwagon, and the nation's leading producer of medical maggots has had to double production less than a year after the Food and Drug Administration approved the animals as bona fide medical devices. It seems that maggots, long neglected by medicine, have come back from the dead.

    Their resurrection began in the early 1980s when Dr. Ronald Sherman, a researcher at the University of California at Irvine, began exploring their potential benefits for patients with wounds, especially on their legs and feet.
     
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    hi blue! i think i'll add "maggot therapy" along with 'stay puft' and 'fun flip' to my morning routine.
     
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    blueclouds Former member

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    You EVER want me to visit you LEX????? eewwwwwwwww
     
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    lol blue! perhaps i should have related 'maggot therapy' to something more provincial ..... like mg's defensive stratagy (lie, confuse, disrupt), or carbozo's comments! :(
     
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    Jeana (DP) Former Member

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    It wasn't easy to reply to this thread without reading it, but I did. (actually now that I think about it, I think lots of posters reply to threads they don't read :waitasec: :waitasec: :waitasec: ).

    But it was too gross this close to lunch. :chicken:
     
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    Sky Inactive

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    Remember the story a while back where a man's wife had died and he started completely neglecting the baby - always telling family that it was asleep? Well, when the baby was found, it had been in it's crib for many days (or weeks? can't remember) and the flesh on its back had started to decay or something terrible. Anyways, the maggots that were there eating the baby's decaying flesh were the reason the baby survived - they kept the wound clean, preventing it from forming into a terrible infection.
     

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