Wound Infections

Despite current knowledge concerning bacteria and methods of avoiding surgical wound infections, suppuration still takes place in hospitals, especially when associated with septicaemia, more especially with organisms resistant to antibiotics. Such complications of the limbs may cause infection and gangrenous fingers and toes, sometimes ascending to higher levels, necessitating amputation. Before the discovery of bacteria and antiseptic techniques, upper limb infections were not uncommon amongst medical practitioners and students who cut or scratched a hand in the dissecting room, operating theatre and especially in the postmortem room, as we noted in Chapter 3. Amputation was sometimes a desperate last resort to prevent ascending infection.

How To Reduce Acne Scarring

How To Reduce Acne Scarring

Acne is a name that is famous in its own right, but for all of the wrong reasons. Most teenagers know, and dread, the very word, as it so prevalently wrecks havoc on their faces throughout their adolescent years.

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