After much deliberation I've decided to delete this community. It's a great concept but there doesn't seem to be a need for it, and when the moderator is the predominate poster then it's not working.
Thank you to everyone who volunteered to be a Science Beta – I'm sorry that your skills weren't fully utilized but the contributions you have made have been very much appreciated.
Sorry to the people that participated in polls and found the links to be interesting. There's plenty of places online that you can find your science fix.
This is a question for the medics among us:
If someone were stitching a superficial head wound (about an inch long, on the back of the head) on a female with long hair, would it be necessary to shave the hair around the wound?
Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.