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CDC: "Tetanus: Make Sure Your Family is Protected."
Cleveland Clinic: "Does Your Cut Need Stitches? Find Out How to Tell."
Mayo Clinic: "Cuts and scrapes: First aid."
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Piedmont Healthcare: "First Aid 101: How to Treat a Cut."
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