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Cuts And Wounds








Clean cut wounds, whether deep or superficial, and
likely to heal by the first intention, should always be washed or
cleaned, and at once evenly and smoothly closed by bringing both edges
close together, and securing them in that position by adhesive plaster.
Cut thin strips of sticking plaster, and bring the parts together; or
if large and deep, cut two broad pieces, so as to look like the teeth
of a comb, and place one on each side of the wound, which must be
cleaned previously. These pieces must be arranged so that they will
interlace one another; then, by laying hold of the pieces on the right
side with one hand, and those on the other side with the other hand,
and pulling them from one another, the edges of the wound are brought
together without any difficulty.

Ordinary Cuts are dressed by thin strips, applied by pressing down
the plaster on one side of the wound, and keeping it there and pulling
in the opposite direction; then suddenly depressing the hand when the
edges of the wound are brought together.





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