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First-responders now urged to use tourniquets on limbs

Tourniquets are back. As far back as Alexander the Great’s campaigns, tourniquets were wartime staples, used to stanch the bleeding of wounded soldiers. But they became a last resort for military and civilian medics after World War II, when medical experts realized that prolonged restriction of blood caused tissue to die, which then required amputation.

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