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Maggots and Leeches: Old Medicine is New
"Pam Mitchell knew the maggots were working when her foot started bleeding.

Four years ago, a small cut on Mitchell's left heel turned into an diabetes-related infection two inches wide and down to the bone. Another wound developed in her right foot, owing to dry, cracked skin. Doctors tried everything—creams, antibiotics—but nothing worked.

'My doctor told me to give it up, see a psychologist, and have my foot amputated,' she recalls."

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