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From: (Jobst Brandt)
Subject: Re: Bumps on shaved legs
Date: 13 May 1998 16:11:51 GMT

James Case writes:

> I have to disagree with this bigtime.  Whenever someone cuts their head
> open and needs stitches, the first thing the doctor always does is shave
> the area.  It IS a sanitary issue.

It is an access issue.  Besides, depending on the wound, the hair can
be used as a suture.  I have had this done on a scalp cut.  First it
was cleaned, after which the hair on either side of the cut was tied
together.  This is a lot easier than sutures and works better.

Jobst Brandt      <>

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