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?
- RichardLv 71 month ago
You know super glue??
They used that. !!!Source(s): It's true
- AmarettaLv 71 month 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 gLv 71 month 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
- ZirpLv 71 month ago
"you bandage it up and hope for the best"
pretty much, if you were smart enough
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- Anonymous1 month 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
- 1 month ago
You found a dog to lick it