Medicine: Healing Maggots

Because of the apparent value of their maggots in medicine, Department of Agriculture entomologists last week zealously bred two of the more than 30,000 kinds of known flies.* The entomologists were laboring at the instance of Dr. William Stevenson Baer of Baltimore. Dr. Baer, is clinical professor of orthopedic surgery at Johns Hopkins and orthopedic surgeon of a half-dozen Baltimore hospitals.

When he was surgeon general of the orthopedic section of the American Expeditionary Forces' medical service, he noted a strange coincidence. Many a shell-broken soldier lay unattended in the fields until his...

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