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10.31.2007

Pepper Surgery

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/health/bal-te.peppers30oct30,0,1228065.story

Apparently doctors are testing using capsaicin in surgery. For those not aware, capsaicin is the chemical in peppers which make them burn your tongue so bad it numbs. Well, now they're using them to exposed nerves in surgery as a form of numbing agent. Not only does it help during surgery, so it reduces need for post surgery painkillers. Now who wants to take bets on how long it takes for this to show up on House?

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