03 August 2004

People are begging to try maggots

You might not want to read the following article about medicinal maggots if such things wig you out. Turns out they can clean out an infected wound when surgery won't do it. One woman begged for the treatment when surgeons wanted to amputate her foot. She recovered fully. The article also mentions recent successes with leeches. It's an all around good year for creepy stuff.

There's a lesson in here somewhere. Something about finding better natural solutions to our problems if we're willing to look for them. If I wasn't so tired I might be able to put it more eloquently. Maybe Rob will read this and come up with something better....

1 comment:

Rob S. said...

Sorry, man. I got nothin'.