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11-06-2013, 12:31 PM
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Joe T Choker
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Originally Posted by braindead View Post
In some Scandinavian countries it is still somewhat common to pack a wound or surgical opening with raw ground beef (or, less common, ground horse meat) as there is some evidence- mostly anecdotal- that the process speeds healing and lessens scar tissue. I STRONGLY suspect this process was used in this case given E. coli is a known risk factor in OWRMP (open wound raw meat packing) protocols.
I just had a flashback to the rabies Radiolab podcast ... *shudders*

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