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Video of Roman surgery for sling injuries
Jan 11th, 2009 at 6:47am
 
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Re: Video of Roman surgery for sling injuries
Reply #1 - Jan 11th, 2009 at 7:03am
 
nice link Smiley
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Reply #2 - Jan 11th, 2009 at 10:26am
 
Very nice.

Can't wait for the trepanning installment. Like the notion of the variable sized plugs - expresses confidence that the patient will live  Wink
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Reply #3 - Jan 11th, 2009 at 4:52pm
 
OH YEAH !! Real nice. Operation was a success but the patient died anyway.
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Re: Video of Roman surgery for sling injuries
Reply #4 - Jan 11th, 2009 at 9:35pm
 
anybody else notice the guy on the table wasn't moving or bleeding or moaning when they pulled the glande out of him?  Shocked I guess the wound was a fatal one then, lol. Slingers 1, patient 0.
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Re: Video of Roman surgery for sling injuries
Reply #5 - Jan 12th, 2009 at 5:32am
 
it was probably the side of a (hopefully) dead pig. They're great analogs for humans in situations like that. Scary isn't it??
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Re: Video of Roman surgery for sling injuries
Reply #6 - Jan 12th, 2009 at 6:46am
 
Apparently humans and pigs taste the same as well. Some canibal tribes used to refer to human meat as "Long Pig".
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Re: Video of Roman surgery for sling injuries
Reply #7 - Jan 16th, 2009 at 5:49am
 
To me it looked like a dummy made from synthetic material, silikon or so which is used for first aid practical training. But of course, more realistic would have been someone fixed on the desk by four strong assistants and crying out with a stick between his teeth. To me it was interesting enough. A good sample for the better use of honey than spoiling your teeth by eating it  Wink

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Reply #8 - Jan 16th, 2009 at 3:39pm
 
Completely off topic,funda iucunda, the best way to deal with the sugar in honey is making it ferment away....
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Completely off topic,funda iucunda, the best way to deal with the sugar in honey is making it ferment away....


Couldn't agree more, only problem being my mead won't be ready for about 12 months (Just in time for Yule) and is currently still bubbling away nicely on a window ledge. Smiley
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Reply #10 - Jan 22nd, 2009 at 2:07pm
 
OK, I forgot the mead. I apologise. May be the Romans used it for tranquilizing the patient during extraction of glandes.... at least when the wine was drunk away.

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Re: Video of Roman surgery for sling injuries
Reply #11 - Jan 22nd, 2009 at 3:46pm
 
Very interesting,

I enjoyed the demonstration, but was a little skeptical regarding the use of plugs in Lew of stitches. I changed my mind however after speaking with my girlfriend who is both an emergency medical responder, and trained as a ER nurse. She pointed out that using progressively smaller plugs would allow the wound to drain properly and hence stem off infection. Go figure

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Re: Video of Roman surgery for sling injuries
Reply #12 - Jan 22nd, 2009 at 4:39pm
 
It would also allow any bleeding to stop (packing the wound) and help keep the honey in. You just have to remember to change it every few days.
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Re: Video of Roman surgery for sling injuries
Reply #13 - Feb 18th, 2009 at 12:01am
 
This just goes to show you how far ahead of their time the Romans were. Aside from plugs of various sizes being used to help prevent the build-up and festering of excess bodily fluids, which are a haven to harmful bacteria, the use of honey in the wound countered the majority of the drawbacks of using plugs in the wound; as opposed to simply suturing the wound. Honey is a natural antibiotic that actually rivals the power of modern antibiotics in effectiveness and efficiency. Some types of honey even create a form of hydrogen peroxide when diluted.

I usually put honey on cuts whenever it's handy, it tastes better than Neosporin  Cheesy
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