My character has transmigrated to a world that has some magic. She is looking to bring some basic surgery and investigation methods from her earth-like world to this world, which is roughly resembling the Yuan Dynasty.
Yuan dynasty date: (1271 - 1368)
Magic aside, since she doesn't know how to use it for a long time, here's what I thought of so far:
- Makeup brush, charcoal powder, and a slim glass rectangle for the fingerprint.
- Silk to stitch injuries (even internal).
- Cloth with honey (mixed with sacred powder) to create a plaster that sticks to the wound to avoid some injuries from infection (like a band-aid).
Out of these three points, the things I have trouble with are: how to transfer the fingerprint to the slip of glass and make sure it can be conserved, how she could create a needle thin enough, and if there is a better substance than honey for the band-aid.
My questions thus are: with the technology available in ancient China how to do the lifting of the fingerprint from the surface that is dusted to the glass slip, and were smiths at that period capable to create thin or curved needles?
And also, is there a problem with honey being used as the sticky agent for the band-aid (eg: create infection...)
NB: the lifting of the fingerprint requires tape normally, but I'm unsure that it was available, so my question is how she can replace the tape to collect the fingerprint.