Maggots in my wound, and it feels good! Rediff On The Net Saturday, February 21, 2004 Researchers at the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend, south Wales, have showed that sterile maggots can heal wounds faster than conventional medicine. Soon, patients suffering from infected wounds would be treated with maggots in the UK in a new scheme. A BBC Online report said the squirming larvae were first found to have curative properties during World War I. Dr William Baer noticed that maggots were getting into the wounds of people injured on the battlefield and instead of making the wound worse, they helped clear it up. Dr Baer starting using maggot therapy at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and with excellent results, the report said. General practitioners around Britain will now be able to offer patients a prescription of maggots to help heal wounds and avoid lengthy stays in hospital. The BBC Online report said maggots clean wounds by eating dead tissue. They first spit out enzymes that liquefy the tissue and then suck it up like soup. More at: http://us.rediff.com/news/2004/feb/21med.htm Jai Maharaj http://www.mantra.com/jai Om Shanti Panchaang for 30 Maagh 5104, Friday, February 20, 2004: Shubhanu Nama Samvatsare Uttarayane Moksh Ritau Kumbh Mase Shukl Pakshe Shukr Vasara Yuktayam Shatabhish Nakshatr Shiv Yog Kinstughn-Bav Karan Pratham Yam Tithau Hindu Holocaust Museum http://www.mantra.com/holocaust Hindu life, principles, spirituality and philosophy http://www.hindu.org http://www.hindunet.org The truth about Islam and Muslims http://www.flex.com/~jai/satyamevajayate o Not for commercial use. Solely to be fairly used for the educational purposes of research and open discussion. The contents of this post may not have been authored by, and do not necessarily represent the opinion of the poster. The contents are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works. o If you send private e-mail to me, it will likely not be read, considered or answered if it does not contain your full legal name, current e-mail and postal addresses, and live-voice telephone number. o Posted for information and discussion. Views expressed by others are not necessarily those of the poster.