Sunday, July 31, 2005

From the File of "Things I'd Deliberately Forgotten"

From a John Colapinto "New Yorker" article...

"Last summer, the F.D.A. approved the leech as a medicinal device, making this only the second time that the agency has authorized such a use for a live animal."

And the first time the F.D.A. issued such an approval? 2004, when they approved the use of maggots to be applied to wounds to consume necrotic tissue.

Nice. Hope I didn't catch any of you with this while you were eating.

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