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    scalp wound

    Hi

    A woman was lying in hospital:


    She had a scalp wound which even the cheerful nurse described as
    ‘quite nasty’; all her hair on the left side of her head was
    shorn away’: and sixteen stitches had been put in.

    Does it mean she had a wound from which the skin had been removed?

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    Re: scalp wound

    Not necessarily.

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    #3

    Re: scalp wound

    What had been shorn away was her hair - presumably not as a direct rusult of the accident, though. The doctors/nurses needed the area around the wound shaved, so that they could stitch it up properly (and apply a dressing).

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