Cauterization

January 5, 2011 § 1 Comment

Closing wounds with fire; An old treatment of wounds is the method of burning. Applying white-hot iron, cauters, to the arteries and to tissue of the body in order to make the bleeding stop, and to close the wound. It is a way to stop severe blood-loss, like the heavy bleeding that occurs during amputation. There is still the risk of infection, however. Infections can’t be treated through cauterization, and could eventually lead to a feverishly painful death.

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