Medicine: Maggot Dentists

Fly maggots eat dead tissue and germs, but do not touch live flesh. This maggot habit the late Surgeon William Stevenson Baer applied to the treatment of festering wounds and bone diseases. He got astonishingly good results. Surgeons every- where are beginning to use the Baer technique.

Dentist George Clarence Dreher of Newark, N. J. pondered the use of maggots for cleaning the root canal completely of dead pulp, ordinarily a difficult procedure. Too nice to experiment in a patient's mouth, Dentist Dreher got a freshly-pulled decayed1 front tooth—he reported last week...

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