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The first mass-produced sterile surgical sutures were introduced in 1887 by Johnson & Johnson. These were made from natural materials such as catgut or silk.

The introduction of sterile sutures followed the introduction of antiseptic surgery, by Sir Joseph Lister, in the 1870’s. These were a key development in the history of surgery and greatly reduced post-operative infections, saving many lives.

The sutures above are made from Silkworm Gut and Horsehair and would have been used at Glenside when it was known as Beaufort War Hospital, during the First World War.

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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 12/09/2021…
Merck's COVID-19 pill significantly less effective in new analysis…

#COVID19 #pill #effectiveness
The superfoods that fueled ancient Andeans through 2,500 years of turmoil…

#IndigenousDiets #superfoods #agriculture #EnvironmentalImpact
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Hey, #FioNA, do you know the history of your colleague Anne (Resusci) as known as the "most kissed" face of all time?
In 1880, an unidentified young woman was found drowned in the river Seine, Paris. Due to her beauty, a pathologist at the morgue decided to make a death mask 👀 Image
In the following years, numerous copies were produced and, unthinkable nowadays, became a fashionable fixture among part of the society. Her enigmatic smile was compared to that of the Mona Lisa.
#MedicalHistory #CPR Image
About #CPR, in 1732, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation was described first by William Tossach in Alloa, Scotland. Tossach resuscitated a suffocated coal-pit miner. "A man dead in appearance, recovered by distending the lungs with air". Image
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Invasion of #necropolis in times of #COVID19 is bringing into bear some of the havocs happening to dead bodies.

This reminds me of the so-called #resurrectionists and a piece I wrote sometime ago....

#CemeteryHistory #DeathHistory…
"In Search of Ori Gbigbe & Ori Tutu: #Resurrectionists in 19th Century Edinburgh and 21st Century Nigeria" - by Sesan Michael Johnson @SMBofAfrica

With shared pains, I voluntarily enlisted as one of the gravediggers when one of my uncles was being buried in his house premised...
... on Islamic rituals. Remember that encumbered in Islamic doctrine is the belief that one of the best things you can do for a deceased is helping in his/her final liminality to eternity. More importantly, there are providential rewards (lahda) for doing this.
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BEFORE READING THIS THREAD, do you think this statement is TRUE or FALSE?

Despite being a documented #epidemic for decades, @HHSGov's #CenterForDiseaseControl(@CDCgov) intentionally obstructs its collecting #statistics on what causes at least 10% of deaths NEEDLESSLY every year.

HINT: You already know of these systemic #DataScams due to #PublicCorruption & #RegulatoryCapture:

🤥#UScensus is maliciously biased

Thread coming soon about #CauseOfDeath #DataFraud

#AmericanSwamp #MedicalControlFraud

ANOTHER HINT: My inability to escape intrahospital, interhospital & health/disability insurers’ #ConspiracyAgainstRights using #MedicalControlFrauds exposes motive of the right answer.

Watch this video later to understand #PublicCorruption by example📽️
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