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Posts tagged dead tissue

July 4, 2012

 

legs running on the beach at sunset

Leg Cramps Like Clockwork

If you get bad leg cramps, it could be a sign of serious heart disease.

June 15, 2012

 

maggot on paper

Maggot Therapy And Modern Medicine

During World War 1 soldiers' maggot-infested wounds almost never became infected. What was going on?

September 27, 2003

 

Maggots festing one of two possums in a creek

Maggot Therapy

Before modern antibiotics, doctors sometimes relied on an unusual, but effective therapy for keeping wounds from getting infected. Yep, you guessed it: maggots.

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