It's All Icky

Much of medicine is gross. And fecal transplants are especially high on the gross-out scale, Steve Mirsky writes at Scientific American. But even icky things can be medically helpful — think leeches for re-attaching fingers rather than ones in murky ponds, maggots to clean wounds rather than ones feasting on carcasses, and now feces, he adds.

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