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bgent
03-06-2009, 09:21 AM
Been trying to find my source of bandages but since the melt down in my cpu i can not re locate the source
. I know red felt was used under bandages and why the felt was used does anyone know why the color red? was it purly for looks (well u know)

NoahBriggs
03-06-2009, 01:59 PM
The search engine is your new best friend.

http://www.cwreenactors.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12361&highlight=felt

http://www.cwreenactors.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11285&highlight=felt

http://www.cwreenactors.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6911&highlight=felt

http://www.cwreenactors.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8663&highlight=felt

http://www.cwreenactors.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9438&highlight=felt

http://www.cwreenactors.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1542&highlight=felt

That's from scanning ten pages of hits using "red felt" (without quotations). Easy to find, too, just look at the Conference name on the right side of the screen.

bgent
03-23-2009, 04:33 PM
according to Pete D'Onofrio of the Soc of CW Surgeons, and it confirms my suspicions that: Red was used as a semi theraputic color to hide the wound secreations don't forget that they washed and reused thse bandages. As a health care provider (retired PA) I shudder at the thought.

Then again you do what you have to do

"Doc" Nelson
03-23-2009, 05:49 PM
As a health care provider (retired PA) I shudder at the thought.
Yeah, as a Firefighter for 19 years, I did to. Until I realized that, it was the method of treatment during that period. That's why it is called the "Dark Ages of Medicine" ;) . Unfortunately, it took issues like this, for procedures to change . . thank goodness.

bgent
03-23-2009, 07:30 PM
Takes me back to when doctors used to smoke when they were with a patient

"Doc" Nelson
03-23-2009, 08:53 PM
Takes me back to when doctors used to smoke when they were with a patient
LOL . . one of my co-workers and I were talking about things like this today at work. Its amazing how much has changed ;) .

Micah Trent
03-23-2009, 10:56 PM
Takes me back to when doctors used to smoke when they were with a patient

LOL...my great grandmother died of cancer when I was little. While in the hospital, her doctor told her that since she had cancer and didn't have much time to live, she needed to give up smoking to better her chances. She simply told the doctor that 1.) If she was going to die anyway, then she was going to smoke till the end and 2.) she wasn't going to take smoking advice from a doctor who smoked just as bad as her, especially when he was smoking right there in front of her at that point. She said the doctor just shrugged his shoulders and walked out. She went on to live another seven years!!!! And she loved to bring that story up.

bgent
03-24-2009, 06:29 PM
we have loads to yet learn and many paths lie still ahead.
As always it takes a war to make greator strides in medicine