What is the maximum time a person should be left with a broken bone before operating on it?

Answer It is less than ideal for her to wait over a week for surgery. The fracture is not the problem since the healing process takes time. The problem is that it is best to try to mobilize patients as qu... Read More »

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What was used before chewing gum?

The desire to just chew on something has been around long before chewing gum was introduced in the early 1800s. Ancient Greeks chewed on mastic gum, which contained the semisolid substance "mastich... Read More »

What was used before Masonite was invented?

In 1924, engineer and inventor William H. Mason, a former apprentice to Thomas A. Edison, was conducting experiments to find a replacement for plywood. As a result of those experiments, he invente... Read More »

What is http and why is it used before any website?

Behind every web transaction lies the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) --- the language of web browsers and servers, of portals and search engines, of e-commerce and web services. Understanding H... Read More »

What was used before the printing press?

Before Johannes Gutenberg invented the modern printing press, books and pictures were printed using xylography. Blocks of wood, or clay, were carved and then covered in ink before being pressed on ... Read More »