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Interactive video lesson plan for: The Strangest Use For Bacon… Ever?

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Everyone loves bacon. Even parasitic botflies living under your skin.
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Botfly biology resources:

Smithsonian round-up article on bacon therapy:

JAMA article on bacon therapy:


Host, Illustrator, Animator, Editor
Anna Rothschild

Writer, Illustrator
Rachel Becker

DP, Sound
Elizabeth Gillis

Many thanks to Norm Woodley and Darvin Scott Smith.

Celestine A
Music Provided by APM


Botfly Larva
©Paul Bertner

Botfly in Skin
The New England Journal of Medicine ©2005


(used with permission from author)

Squeak Pack/squeak_10


Flying Mosquito

Spinning Cable

Screen Door Opening and Closing

Produced by WGBH for PBS Digital Studios

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