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bullet wounds

 
 
Equus
 
Reply Sat 29 May, 2004 09:16 am
Why is it that sometimes in the movies (and presumably real life), it is urgent to remove a bullet from a wounded person to save their life; yet at other times people carry a bullet in their bodies their whole life with no ill effects?

In the movies, it seems as if the mere act of removing the bullet means the victim will live "Thank God we got the bullet- your son is going to live!"
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sozobe
 
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Reply Sat 29 May, 2004 09:19 am
Proximity to organs? Thinking heart here, especially.
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Sat 29 May, 2004 09:22 am
nah, usually they leave the bullet in, in the real life. that issue always causes rage in our household, my man being a surgeon will fume and grumble every time they proceed to pluck a bullet out of someone's arm or a leg in a movie. silly.
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Sat 29 May, 2004 10:28 am
Medicine and High Drama have very different requirements.
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