Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsMedicine · 8 months ago

What did we do before stitches existed?

If you cut yourself where a big flap came loose in the year 905, did you bandage it up and hope for the best; and did it work?

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  • 8 months ago

    You know super glue?? 

    They used that. !!! 

    Source(s): It's true
  • 8 months ago

    Sometimes they used spider webs (minus the spider) to bind it. Honey was used to treat wounds in ancient times. Heat poultices were sometimes applied to kill disease. But people back then didn't know to wash a wound and keep it clean, so they often died of infections from simple cuts. 

  • D g
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    branding worked too you  put a piece of metal in a fire till it was red hot then  touched it across the  cut .. and it seared the cut shut

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    "you bandage it up and hope for the best"

    pretty much, if you were smart enough

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    people back then died from things that today are commonly treated ailments and injuries, back before modern medicine people would die of infections of cuts quite frequently, there was very little understanding of germ theory, so most of the time there would not be much attempt to even keep the wound particularly clean

  • Hector
    Lv 4
    8 months ago

    You found a dog to lick it

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