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Maggots resurface as modern medical tool - The Galveston County Daily News : Health

April 24, 2014

Medical Discovery News Maggots resurface as modern medical tool

Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 12:00 am

Maggots are slimy, squirmy little creatures that make their home in dead and decaying flesh. As such, they are commonly featured in zombie movies and forensics TV shows.

But maggots aren’t just a staple in science fiction. For thousands of years, healers relied on maggots to cleanse their patients’ serious wounds, and the therapy is resurging as a modern medical tool.

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