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January 6, 1999

BurnsRising From the Flames: The Experience of the Severely Burned

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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Copyright 1999 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.1999American Medical Association


by Albert Howard Carter III, and Jane Arbuckle Petro, 229 pp, with illus, paper, $23, ISBN 0-8122-1517-6, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998.

JAMA. 1999;281(1):88. doi:10.1001/jama.281.1.88-JBK0106-3-1

When I first received this book, the question arose as to whether it was sufficiently "medical" to review in a medical journal. After reading it, it is my opinion that the book should be required reading for every clinician, medical student, social worker, and therapist who cares for injured patients, and especially for those who care for burned patients. It also should be made widely available in bookstores for anyone who has empathy for the ill and infirm or curiosity about burns.

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