Cauterization of thigh wound 16th C

Cauterization of thigh wound 16th C

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Caption: Engraving by J. Wechtlin of a patient (right) having the wound on his thigh cauterised. Cauterisation is a method of stopping bleeding by burning the flesh in the region of the wound. In this scene a hot iron is being used, without anaesthetic. Between the two men is the fire where the irons are heated.

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Keywords: 16th century, 16th century surgery, bleeding, cauterization, healthcare, historical, historical image, history, medical, medicine, surgery, surgical care

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