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DORCHESTER - APRIL 05: Dominique Entzminger, a physician assistant of family medicine, wears a stethoscope during an examination at the Codman Square Health Center April 5, 2006 in Dorchester, Massachusetts. State lawmakers approved a health care reform bill March 4 that would make Massachusetts the first state in the nation to require all its citizens have some form of health insurance. Governor Mitt Romney is scheduled to sign the bill next week. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

This could be one of the nastiest stories you’ll hear about today. Imagine one of the dirtiest creatures on the face of the earth SAVING YOUR LIFE! That’s literally what happened to a man at Tufts Medical Center.  A man had a wound that could have ultimately ended his life so Dr. Frederick Gale at Tufts Medical Center turned to “maggot therapy” to save him. The man was suffering from an ulcer on his backside which was resistant to surgery and antibiotics. Hospice was the next step, however Dr. Gale turned to one last solution. 3,000 maggots were brought in to eat dead tissue. “Within a couple of days, the wound had a completely different personality,” Gale said.  “This is a time when those things were not the right answer,” he said. “We consulted the maggots and the maggots saved his life.”

Thanks to Boston.com for the full story and CLICK HERE