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Can you cauterize a wound with gunpowder?

So this was an interesting one for me, because I never seriously tried to consider it. Most online sources that claim this say it's an "old army trick," but after reading several perspectives on ...
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Keeping a heavily bleeding patient awake. Why?

No! With brain injuries, it is not recommended anymore to keep patients awake because people with a concussion need to sleep to recover. In the days before head CT scanning was widely available, ...
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