Beats the heck out of first Death I imagine. F.S.

Cross posted at the Dis Brimstone-Daily Pitchfork

I recall a particularly funny skit on Saturday night Live where Steve Martin played a medieval doctor named Theodoric of York. That was the late 1970s and such skits about bloodletting and maggots and poultices were hilarious in the age of the new powerful diagnostics and machines like the Magnetic Resonance Imager were fresh and carried a mighty gee whiz factor. Now as pointed out by our good friend Yule Heibel (frisky tail flick for pointing this out to us, dear lady) at her Post Studio, leeches and maggots are making a very heralded comeback in the world of medicine in the 21st Century.

Leeches have been used in many cultures on Terra to treat wounds promoting healing.

Now I know most of you humans (and admittedly some of us demons) bear a visual aversion to the squirming always moving writhing little buggers that are fly larvae. The very thought of their brigades of shuffling locomotors is enough to send some folk into a swoon. Others like Dermatologist Eliot Mostow credited in this USA Today article from July 2004 with saving a diabetic patent's foot smile with delight at the little worms and their leech cousins as well.

So at some time in the future your insurance may be presented with a bill not for thousands in high tech antibiotics that do not work but for a few hundreds for the low tech treatments of maggot bags that could save your life. Having your flesh crawl is a small price to pay for extended health in the first life.

Qu'ul cuda praedex nihil!

Cavalor Epthith
The Dis Brimstone-Daily Pitchfork
52 Colnu 1 AS


Blogger "jew" "girl" said...

as creepy as that is, I have to agree with you. as long as I'm high as a fucking kite and I can't feel a thing or see anything, what do I care?! you know what I mean?!

March 25, 2007 at 11:35 PM  

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