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Es·march bandage

or  Es*march's bandage  n :  a tight rubber bandage for driving the blood out of a limb
Esmarch, Johannes Friedrich August von (1823-1908),
German surgeon. Esmarch was a military surgeon who introduced a number of innovative measures and devices for battlefield use. The author of a widely used first-aid manual, he instituted training in first aid for civilian and military personnel. In 1869 he introduced the use of the first-aid bandage on the battlefield. Four years later during the Franco-Prussian War he developed the bandage now known as the Esmarch bandage.

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