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an oldfashioned technique for applying long-term counterirritation to a part, usually a lower limb, in an attempt to encourage healing of a damaged ligament or tendon. A red hot iron is applied to an area of anesthetized skin and a pattern of holes of lines drawn over the area. The firing could be deep, point firing, or superficial, line firing. Enforced rest results because of the soreness of the part, but the benefits of this method of treatment are questioned.

firing irons
specially designed irons, including those for pin and line firing, to be used on a horse's limbs.

Patient discussion about firing

Q. Does anyone have an issue with fire log? Every time my neighbors use fire log, I suffer. What can I do? I moved to the West Coast, and realized people burn a lot of fire logs here. I seem to have developed an allergy to it. Every winter, I suffer when neighbors use fire logs. I can not go around the whole neighborhood asking them not to use it. I am wondering if there's any patient advocacy to prohibit the usage of fire logs? I am sure there must be a lot of asthma patients who have the same problem with mine? If we regulate smoking, why can't we regulate fire logs?

A. I found some info like this.

I wish there's a regulation. If the healthcare cost is an issue for the government, they can reduce emergency visits due to asthma, by regulating fire logs.

Q. How do you tell the difference between chemical burns, and burns from fire? Please don't spare on gross words i would like to know everything there is to burns.

A. Here is a ton of info on both-

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Bert could see men on the lower galleries of the Germans, firing rifles; could see Asiatics clinging to the ropes; saw one man in aluminium diver's gear fall flashing head-long into the waters above Goat Island.
No renewal of firing from the position occupied by the enemy disturbed the silence that followed.
The firing began in the Poultry, where the chain was drawn across the road, where nearly a score of people were killed on the first discharge.
The shouts of the rabble, the shrieks of women, the cries of the wounded, and the constant firing, formed a deafening and an awful accompaniment to the sights which every corner presented.
Pickwick was right--the firing ceased; but he had scarcely time to congratulate himself on the accuracy of his opinion, when a quick movement was visible in the line; the hoarse shout of the word of command ran along it, and before either of the party could form a guess at the meaning of this new manoeuvre, the whole of the half-dozen regiments, with fixed bayonets, charged at double-quick time down upon the very spot on which Mr.
Astounding evolutions they were, one rank firing over the heads of another rank, and then running away; and then the other rank firing over the heads of another rank, and running away in their turn; and then forming squares, with officers in the centre; and then descending the trench on one side with scaling- ladders, and ascending it on the other again by the same means; and knocking down barricades of baskets, and behaving in the most gallant manner possible.
Trainor, Raytheon Vice President and Manager for Ship Defense programs said, "These DT and IOT&E firings signal the completion of a highly successful flight test program for the SM-2 Block IV missile.
When a picture is flashed in front of the eye, signals are sent from the eye to the brain in short, machine-gun bursts of nerve cell firings.
Metal Storm Limited (NASDAQ:MTSX and ASX:MST) International ballistics company Metal Storm Limited has completed test firings of its electronic ballistics weapon system from an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) in preparation for demonstration to US defense authorities.
Of the 95 firings in the period reviewed, 39 were appealed to the Civil Service Commission, a body appointed by the mayor to judge cases of employees appealing discipline.
Metal Storm's Chief Executive Officer, Mr Charles Vehlow said the successful firings would enable Metal Storm to progress discussions with a number of key US defense organisations.
The stand's deluge system, which sprays water to keep it cool during firings, was fitted with a recycling system so the water can be reused.