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July 20, 2004
Vol. LVI, No. 15

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North Carolina Fair Is Model for Closing Gaps
in Health

Seminar Explores Alternative Medicine, Women's Health

Hospital's Computer Information System Debuts on July 31

NIAMS Honors Its Community Partners

News Briefs



Study Subjects Sought

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National Institutes of Health

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Medieval Miracle Workers
Are Maggots Making a Medical Comeback?

By Jennifer Wenger

Lucas Parks, a true animal lover, befriends a dog with leukocyte adhesion deficiency.

Lucas Parks will never look at maggots the same way again.

The squirming, cream-colored creatures he skillfully baits onto a hook have assumed a whole new level of significance — beyond their ability to lure bluegill and bass — to the 20-year-old. They, or at least some of their cousins, were able to come through for him when all else seemed to fail.
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No 'Maybes' Allowed
Brennan Is 'Socratic Surgeon at Work'

By Carla Garnett

Remember squirming in your seat back in school when a particularly fiendish instructor gleefully issued a pop quiz? Now make the exam oral in front of hundreds of curious spectators including your mentors and boss, consider that your performance is being evaluated by arguably one of the best teachers in the field, and imagine your responses determining someone's life or limb. That was the scene June 16 in Lipsett Amphitheater at "Caution - Socratic Surgeon at Work," the 2003/2004 season finale of the Great Teachers lectures, part of the Clinical Center's Grand Rounds series.
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