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I've been beginning to wonder if I'm the last person on the planet to catch up on medical advances that have apparently been mainstream for quite a while now.


Did you know that medical practitioners has been using maggots (baby fly larvae) and leeches (creepy crawly relatives to earthworms) to treat wounds ever since 1000 B.C.?
 

More surprisingly, both critters are being used in medical facilities near you to treat a wide range of ailments, proving as is often the case that Mother Nature seems to always do things just a little bit better than complicated medical technology.

http://www.greenwala.com/profiles/3446-Kieran-K/blog/2033-Medical-Maggot-and-Leech-Therapy-Invasion-of-the-Eco-Friendly-Body-Suckers

What do you think of these treatment methods and would you submit your own flesh to this modern marvel?