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How did ancient physicians deal with hemorrhaging?

Physicians in ancient Greece and Rome responded to the problem of hemorrhaging by introducing a technique of ligating, or tying off, blood vessels during surgery. Oddly, their techniques were apparently forgotten for centuries. During those times, blood vessels were cauterized instead, using boiling oils or hot irons.

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