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The 'Maggot Girl' 28 Nov 2006
Dr Michelle Harvey
Just thinking about maggots is enough to turn most people's stomachs. They are probably the most reviled creatures of the insect kingdom. But Dr Michelle Harvey's groundbreaking research uses maggots to solve crimes and estimate the time of death of murder victims. Nicknamed “maggot girl” by the Australian media, she believes maggots have been misunderstood.

Michele Harvey joins Martha to talk about the year she spent at the "Body Farm" in Knoxville, Tennessee, working with the world’s leading forensic entomologist who advises programmes such as CSI.


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