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Old 06-26-2017, 02:34 PM
griffin1977 griffin1977 is offline
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Originally Posted by Broomstick View Post

It sucked if you were the patient, of course, and there would be several people holding you down so you did thrash too much, and surgeons got used to ignoring the screaming and got the job done as quickly as possible. But surgery did occur back in the old days. It helped often enough that desperate people continued to undergo it when necessary.
For all the horror involved, and the slim chances of survival, amputation of gangrenous limbs probably counts as "effective treatment". As your slim chances during and after amputation, were still better than your chances with untreated gangrene.

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