The history of healing and caring for wounds is intertwined with human history. From prehistoric times to now, humans have been hurt, bled, and had infections. For World First Aid Day celebrated every year on 12th September, we look at how wound care and bandaging have evolved throughout history.
In most cases, nature is capable of healing our wounds in time. However, humans have always tried to speed up the process. And sometimes, the quicker we intervene, the better. Immediately attending to a cut, fracture, burn with the right procedure is crucial to ensuring that the damage isn’t permanent, and healing begins. One of the most common wound care methods is bandaging — and it’s not as modern as you might think.