I tried posting this video a month ago but an unknown viewer didn't like the graphic medical footage and reported it so youtube removed it. I'm reposting it for this subreddit only because I really want to figure out why the butcher-surgeon used a raw chicken skin. There is a small amount of blood but I don't think it will be an issue for any of you guys.
Most people assume that “butcher-surgeons” disappeared around 200 years ago. They are in fact quite common in rural Africa, Asia, and South America. Meet (
VIDEO LINK!) Gamar, a Sudanese camp refugee. By day he slaughters goats and cows. By night he fixes compound fractures and other serious injuries. His secret weapon? He wraps the wound in a raw chicken skin. (3:55, for those of you who don't have time to watch the entire 4.5 minute video)
So here's my question: I've seen fresh chicken skins used on three different continents. I can think of no earthly reason why it would help (and several reasons why it would hurt). Am I missing something?
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