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Are entry wounds for muskets smaller than the exit wounds?

This question arises from an 1845 newspaper article about the "Ballinhassig Slaughter" which was a confrontation between civilians and police that ended with the police shooting dead between ...
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Is DiMaio's book "Gunshot Wounds" considered reliable?

I'm doing some research on gunshot wounds for a tabletop role-playing game. I have Vincent DiMaio's book Gunshot Wounds: Practical Aspects of Firearms, Ballistics and Forensic Techniques, third ...
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How accurate is the death of Caine in Menace II Society?

In the ending of the Menace II Society protagonist gets shot. One of the comments were rather interesting. man Caine's death is as accurate to reality without movies adding the movie death to it ...
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What is the correct first aid procedure for treating abdominal gunshot wounds?

There is surprisingly little information on this topic available, considering that gunshot wounds to the abdomen are as almost as common as to the chest. I had read somewhere that applying an Israeli ...
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Amount of Bleeding from Wounded Lungs

For a game, I need at least a vague estimate on how much the lungs will bleed. One person mentioned that a deer shot through both lungs with a hunting rifle would be stopped by the bleeding within 10 ...
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When not to apply pressure to bullet wound?

I've been reading around and cannot find a definite answer. When should I or when should i not apply direct pressure to a bullet wound? I'll narrow it down to arms and legs.
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How long do people remain conscious, on average, after massive trauma causing catastrophic internal bleeding?

In movies, people who are shot or stabbed in the chest, especially in or near the heart, generally lapse into unconsciousness and/or death instantly. This doesn't seem to be the case in real life, ...