Animal metaphors of questionable taste, III

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In a press release about the successful application of green bottlefly larvae to cure (by chewing on) foot ulcers in diabetic patients, by University of Manchester researcher Andrew Boulton and colleagues:

"Maggots are the world's smallest surgeons. In fact they are better than surgeons - they are much cheaper and work 24 hours a day," Professor Boulton jokingly said.

And then this stomach-turning idea:

"There is no reason this cannot be applied to many other areas of the body, except perhaps a large abdominal wound."