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  • "No more than a few molecules of air were seeping through that mass of crushed and mangled tissue; a bit more swelling would seal it off altogether. If no air could reach his lungs by means of nose or mouth, another channel must be provided....

    A cricothrotomy? Fast, and requiring no great skill, but difficult to keep open—and it might not be sufficient to relieve the obstruction...."

    —Diana Gabaldon, The Fiery Cross (NY: Bantam Dell, 2001), 920

    January 26, 2010

  • Chained, is this the same as cricothyrotomy?

    January 27, 2010

  • Dunno! Maybe!

    January 28, 2010

  • Just wonderin'. Sounds (from your example) as though it would be. :-)

    January 29, 2010