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Old 06-24-2017, 07:12 PM
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Cauterization goes far back in history. However the wiki indicates it may not have been greatly effective at preventing infection.

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Cautery was historically believed to prevent infection, but current research shows that cautery actually increases the risk for infection by causing more tissue damage and providing a more hospitable environment for bacterial growth