Monthly Archives: August 2011

Cautery Basics

A question hit my inbox recently regarding cautery. If you’ve never heard the term before, cautery (aka cauterization) means the intentional burning or scarring of tissue as a means to: Stop blood loss and seal blood vessels Sever tissue (for … Continue reading

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Poisonous Hemlock vs. My Hemlock Fence

So I’m building a fence. Like any reasonably savvy consumer, I did a little Google-fu magic and figured out exactly what I wanted, then called around town and scheduled a half-dozen people to come out from different companies to give … Continue reading

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