Monday, June 27, 2011

Cyanoacrylate - Superglue

Slid into 3rd base, on a dirt and gravel field, wearing shorts. We won the game against the No. 1 team so I guess I'm ok with it. It probably needed stitches, but my wife used some super glue. Worked pretty well actually. I was pretty nervous about it stinging, or not working, (I had never heard of using super glue on big cuts). Wife says I was a baby... 

The inventor of cyanoacrylates, Harry Coover, has stated that in 1966 that a Cyanoacrylate spray was used in the Vietnam War to retard bleeding in wounded soldiers until they could be brought to a hospital.[citation needed] Butyl cyanoacrylate has been used medically since the 1970s outside the US, but due to its potential to irritate the skin, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration did not approve its use as a medical adhesive until 1998 with Dermabond.

5 comments:

Snake said...

I'm pretty confused here: we grew up together and you never heard of it being used for this kind of stuff? That stuff was on my body a LOT. Well, better late than never. The irritation that happens isn't very often and even when it happens, it seems like seconds then it's gone. I'm sure it's different with everyone though. You better thank Lauren for this genius idea. Or just call my dad and get some stitches!

Candice said...

Okay, so men can be a little squeamish about their injuries, but what injuries they are! Good job, Lauren with the Super Glue. I have heard of it, but never tried. I am now waiting for a major laceration of my own for a test run.

Ben and Shara said...

GROW-dy,

dude that look so gross and it is really hard to tell what body part we are looking at as well. It kind of looks like a neck. Of course I know it is your knee but still..
S.I.C.K.

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