If you read any Bernard Cornwell you will know that Harper is always fond out whipping out his maggots to clean up the latest wound inflicted on his friend Sharpe. What I didn't realise was that this was still seen by some as acceptable medical practice as this article relates, as it seems to make a reasonable amount of sense.

Maybe I should try it on the thumb I successfully inpaled on a screwdriver, although the sight of this could be distracting for the others in the Publishing Meeting.