During the construction of the Panama Canal, a Dr. W.E. Auginbaugh described an operation he witnessed. A native Indian surgeon performed this surgery while chain smoking in a filthy environment. He sutured the injury by setting beetles on the open wound. The beetles snapped their mandibles shut and sealed it acting like staples. The Doctor then cut off the beetle’s heads, covered the wound in honey and finished by covering it all with wax. The results were excellent!