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ACUPRESSURE (from Lat. acus, a needle...

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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 166 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ACUPRESSURE (from Lat. acus, a needle, and premere, to press), the name given to a method of restraining haemorrhage, introduced by Sir J. Y. Simpson, the direct pressure of a metallic needle, either alone or assisted by a loop of wire, being used to close the vessel near the bleeding point.
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