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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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May eliminate one reload per procedure due to less tissue slippage during firing
Firing glazed greenware to completion at Cone 4 frees up some scarce kiln capacity.
Others in the lab told him to forget it, that only the intensity of the firing and not the pattern is important, and that people had wasted years looking at those patterns.
The next step is a set of full in-flight test firings followed by the planned live firing demonstrations to US defense authorities, which we anticipate occurring within the next three months.
The records did not note the causes of the proposed firings.
These successful firings also enable us to progress to the next stage of product development involving the use of high explosive and bursting munitions in the Metal Storm stacked round configuration," Mr Vehlow said.
So the firings don't necessarily mean that Murdoch has been hanging out in the Dodger clubhouse with Tom Lasorda - who became Claire's replacement with the title interim general manager - but rather Graziano, Carey and Chernin have adopted the go-for-the-jugular Murdoch style.
These important firings substantially enhance Metal Storm's 'in house' product development and allow for demonstrations of the company's own prototype products directly to defense customers.
Alba said he thinks it's premature to identify a trend about Parks from the firings he has ordered so far.
The firings, which presidential aides later acknowledged were improper, have become a major political embarrassment for the Clinton White House and the subject of a special prosecutor's investigation.