by Ron Sherman MD, MSC, DTM&H
Two hundred years ago, Joseph Joubert wrote: “To teach is to learn twice.” For me, preparing for a lecture or workshop is like learning the latest information all over again. But giving the lecture and pondering over the students’ questions is like learning a third time. This is one of the reasons that I so enjoy teaching.
I recently presented the maggot therapy hands-on workshop at the Wild on Wounds (WOW) conference in Las Vegas (The BTER Foundation has produced the maggot therapy workshop for WOW for the past five years). For the first time, I was asked the question: Why are health care professionals more accepting of leech therapy than maggot therapy?