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A Revolution in Healing

On the 100th anniversary of the Band-Aid, Tufts engineer Sameer Sonkusale is working to make “smart” bandagesThe science of wound healing goes back to earliest records of civilization. Clay tablets dating back to 2200 BC describe the “three healing gestures”—washing, making the plasters, and bandaging. Today, the basics of bandaging remain largely unchanged. Skin wounds—cuts, scrapes, punctures and burns—are protected with gauze, held in place by either a cloth wrap or adhesive tape, with the same pragmatic purpose of staunching bleeding and preventing infection.

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