A survey has discovered that maggots are not more effective at cleaning wounds than scientifically produced cleaning materials.
Dr Andi Medix, of St Judas' Trust said "We took a sample of patients. 50% were treated with cleaning treatments we produced and 50% were treated with maggots we found in the Friends Cafe in the foyer."
The study showed that the patients' wounds were not cleaned quicker by the maggots. Events in history, such as Waterloo and the American Civil War, have led to the belief that maggots can clean wounds have have a vital role to play in modern healthcare. Now the study's findings do put this in doubt.
The study was not totally wasted, however. Dr Andi Medix did have some good news. "I took some of the patients on a fishing trip and we caught some bloody big fish."