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Old 06-25-2017, 12:29 PM
griffin1977 griffin1977 is offline
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Originally Posted by TriPolar View Post
Cauterization goes far back in history. However the wiki indicates it may not have been greatly effective at preventing infection.
I was thinking about this. I could well believe Cauterization was less effective than washing and bandaging the wound with a sterile bandage. But that wasn't the alternative in pre-modern times, whatever that alternative was it mean leaving the wound much dirtier than they found it, so I can see Cauterization being the best option.