the post about changing Cure Light Wounds so that it only heals damage from wounds and not other sources, azmountaintroll replied "It would require tracking wounds separately from general HP loss. GM's call as to whether the extra bookkeeping is worth it."
But does it?
I suppose if you read the part that says "Removes one wound from a character" literally, as exactly one wound from a multitude of individual wounds, that would imply a lot more bookkeeping. I should not have worded it quite that way, but I was just aiming for a quick discussion, so I was lax in my wording. Also, the wording may seem to be saying that each wound has a hit point rating ("You take 2 points of damage to your leg",) but that's not the intention at all; you still have hit points as a general pool, plus notes that say you are wounded.
... Except maybe there wouldn't even be any notes. For the record, if I were using this form of Cure Wounds, I'd be using the wound system implied in the called shots and edged weapons posts (as well as the posts on the Leech class.) Most physical attacks do wounds to the body; individual wounds are not tracked, just the fact that you are wounded; on occasion, you may take a wound to the head, arms, or legs, which may cause temporary or permanent effects.
The thing is, I'm not sure why you'd have to write down anything other than permanent wounds, and there are basically only four of those (two arms and two legs.) Occasionally, a rare extra like "Left eye missing". Permanent wounds to the head or torso are effectively instant death wounds, so there's no need to track them. Temporary wounds are only important for the temporary effects that go away once treated.
If a character has hit points missing, surely your memory is sharp enough so that you remember whether that character was in physical combat recently? And surely, while a combat is going on, you can remember if a character was hit on the leg? For extended effects, the GM can write down "limping" on scratch paper, crossing it off once treated. We're not really talking about major wound tracking.