Evidently folk music is alive and well in Milwaukee. We wouldn't have known this except two of the three emergency room personnel though Ronnie was hurt on a musical instrument and not a very sharp slicing mechanism.
Six stitches and one tetanus shot later, he's almost as good as new.
When it was determined that a hospital might be able to stop the bleeding that superglue and liquid bandages couldn't, we had to remember where the hospitals in town are. It turns out there's one not too far away and they have free parking very close to the ER door (but no cell phone reception in the ER waiting room).
After 20 minutes of solid bleeding we were running out of gauze and decided to make a break for it and go to the Urgent Care clinic instead. After a 10 minute drive and another 20 minutes of bleeding, he was finally seen. There they have cell phone reception but won't let you use it back where they actually make you wait after having waited in the waiting room. He has to go back in 10 days to have the stitches taken out unless we feel comfortable enough with needlework to do it ourselves.
In case you were curious, the mandolin was used to make garlic potato chips last night that turned out to be quite tasty.