1. This looks great! I’ve been wanting to read it from the Cybils list but our library doesn’t have it. Maybe next Amazon order…

    You can tell your girls that we still use silver nitrate. I use it quite frequently on newborn umbilical granulomas (when the umbilical cord falls off a little too early and leaves some extra tissue). A silver compound is also the active ingredient in Silvadene, an ointment used frequently on burn patients.

    Some other old cures are making a comeback. Leeches are used now fairly frequently in plastic surgery…they increase the bloodflow and have natural anticoagulant properties. They are usually used in reattaching a limb. I had a patient in residency where one of my jobs was to change the leeches daily. 🙂

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