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Originally posted by Maddas
I got a older mate who steped on a land mine and was captured by the Germans in WWII. The german surgeons put maggot into the wounds that resulted. At the time that I met him almost 50 years after the war he still had sharpnel comming out of his leg. But the maggots were what saved the leg from gangreene. By the way he developed a respect for his German captors, for the way that they saved his leg and looked after him.
But would you allow it? I seriously don't know if I could look at a bunch of maggots feeding on my wounds. I think they look gross and always thought that flies were very germy.
But what gets me is how do you get them out of the wound ?
You don't. Maggots only eat dead flesh. Once its gone the drop off and look for more dead flesh
BTW, if you wanna see sumfin that makes maggots look pretty, do a search on South American Bot Fly Larvae