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2009-03-20 14:00:00

A UK study suggests that flesh-eating maggots may not have the miracle healing properties that have been claimed, Reuters reported. Results from the world's first controlled clinical trial of maggot medicine showed on Friday that while they do clean wounds more quickly than normal treatment, it does not lead to faster healing. The study said some patients also found so-called larval therapy more painful. The maggot's history in modern medicine spans back to the days of Napoleon and they were...

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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.