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Undisclosed asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Hello Dr. Chris and all the Naked Science team,

Thank you for all your hard work on such a fantastic show. My young children especially delight at Kitchen Science.

In a recent show 10.12.05 you discussed a patient with ulcerative colitis who infested himself with worms.

Several years ago I heard a great show about parasites on 'Radiolab' (New York). One section discussed Jasper Lawrence, a person with lifelong allergies and asthma who deliberately infested himself with hookworms.

http://www.radiolab.org/2009/sep/07/in-defense-of-cheats/
http://feeds.wnyc.org/~r/radiolab/~3/Ar-jmZ119Mk/

The hookworm section begins at approximately 31:10. The show also discusses some of the drawbacks of this unconventional treatment.

A grateful listener,
WI, USA

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