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{{Dialogue a-b|Arthur Weasley|I don't know whether you know what — what stitches are?|Molly Weasley|It sounds as though you've been trying to sew your skin back together, but even you, Arthur, wouldn't be ''that'' stupid.|Arthur and Molly Weasley in St. Mungo's|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
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{{Dialogue a-b|Arthur Weasley|I don't know whether you know what — what stitches are?|Molly Weasley|It sounds as though you've been trying to sew your skin back together, but even you, Arthur, wouldn't be ''that'' stupid.|Arthur and Molly Weasley in St Mungo's|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
'''Stitches''' are a [[Muggle]] remedy for various wounds, which involves sewing bits of skin back together.<ref>[[Wikipedia:Surgical suture|"Surgical suture"]] on [[Wikipedia:Main Page|Wikipedia]]</ref>
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'''Stitches''' are a [[Muggle]] remedy for various wounds, which involves sewing bits of skin back together.<ref>"[[Wikipedia:Surgical suture|Surgical suture]]" on [[Wikipedia:Main Page|Wikipedia]]</ref>
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* Dissolvable stitches. Some stitches are dissolvable meaning that they are timed to break down on their own after the wound is healed and do not need to be removed by the doctor or dentist [http://science.howstuffworks.com/innovation/everyday-innovations/question611.htm] or by your parents.
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
*When [[Arthur Weasley]] was brought to [[St. Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries]] after he was [[Attack on Arthur Weasley|attacked]] by [[Nagini]] in 1995, [[Augustus Pye]], a trainee [[Healer]], suggested trying stitches to heal Arthur's wounds. This attempt ended up fruitless, as Nagini's fangs had a poison in them that dissolved the thread. <ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 23 (''Christmas on the Closed Ward'')</ref>
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*When [[Arthur Weasley]] was brought to [[St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries]] after he was [[Attack on Arthur Weasley|attacked]] by [[Nagini]] in 1995, [[Augustus Pye]], a trainee [[Healer]], suggested trying stitches to heal Arthur's wounds. This attempt ended up fruitless, as Nagini's fangs had a [[Nagini's venom|poison]] in them that dissolved the thread.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 23 (''Christmas on the Closed Ward'')</ref>
*A boy named [[Robbie Fenwick]] once bit [[Hermione Granger's father|Mr. Granger]]. Mr. Granger had to be sewed with ten stitches.
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*A boy named [[Robbie Fenwick]] once bit [[Hermione Granger's father|Mr Granger]]. This happened when Mr Granger was checking the boy's teeth. Mr Granger had to be sewed with ten stitches.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==

Latest revision as of 07:12, November 19, 2015

Arthur Weasley: "I don't know whether you know what — what stitches are?"
Molly Weasley: "It sounds as though you've been trying to sew your skin back together, but even you, Arthur, wouldn't be that stupid."
— Arthur and Molly Weasley in St Mungo's[src]

Stitches are a Muggle remedy for various wounds, which involves sewing bits of skin back together.[1]

  • Dissolvable stitches. Some stitches are dissolvable meaning that they are timed to break down on their own after the wound is healed and do not need to be removed by the doctor or dentist [1] or by your parents.

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  1. "Surgical suture" on Wikipedia
  2. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 23 (Christmas on the Closed Ward)

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