New interest in maggot therapy

Collier, Roger
February 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/9/2010 Supplement, Vol. 182, pE121
Academic Journal
The article reports on the new discovery about maggot therapy, where Pamela Mitchell who is suffering from foot ulcer was healed. It states that Mitchell wanted more doctors to consider maggots and more patients to realize that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration has supported the therapy in treating bed sores, postsurgical wounds and foot ulcers. According to Dr. Harriet Hopf, vice president of Wound Healing Society, the problem is the absence of profit opportunity and the patient unease.


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