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October 25, 1930

Burns: Types, Pathology and Management.

JAMA. 1930;95(17):1286-1287. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720170068034

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The authors of this volume are to be congratulated on the masterly manner in which the subject of burns is presented. This excellent treatise is not a mere compilation of data but an amalgamation of a critical selection of the best in the literature with the results of a wide clinical experience. The preface states: "In the preparation of this manuscript, we have included not only our personal experiences, but also a free analysis of the contributions and opinions of other clinicians and investigators." The senior author was initiated into the management of burns by the incidence of a theater fire in New Haven in 1921 and since then has been associated with a second similar disaster and with the study of many individual cases. This experience has given to him an authority seldom encountered. The book is divided into three parts. Part one contains fundamental facts concerning burns and

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