Decades ago, Surgeon Richard A. Knutson (MD), published his experience using this old-fashioned approach to wound care in the Southern Medical Journal (Nov. 1981). His experience with more than 5,000 patients convinced him it was useful for wound healing.
Recently scientists compared honey and sugar as wound dressings. They found that honey is somewhat more effective than sugar in reducing bacterial contamination and faster woound healing procees.
(Journal of Wound Care, July-2007)