April 2004
Clinical Infectious Diseases;4/15/2004, Vol. 38 Issue 8, piv
Academic Journal
British doctors will be able to prescribe maggots to National Health Service (NHS) patients with infected wounds, a hospital official said. He said NHS had realized maggots were a cheaper and more beneficial way of treating wounds than using conventional medicine. Patients would be able to treat themselves at home and avoid the possibility of picking up a hospital infection. Research at the Princess of Wales Hospital confirmed that placing sterile maggots on wounds could make them heal faster than conventional medicine.


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