February 19, 1944

Skin Grafting of Burns: Primary Care, Treatment, Repair

JAMA. 1944;124(8):541. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850080069034

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This manual, concerned chiefly with the late treatment of burns, is a timely and welcome addition to the already large literature on this important subject. The material consists of a clear, orderly and well illustrated description of the methods used in the author's service of plastic surgery at the Barnes Hospital. Only procedures and technics which have proved satisfactory in their large experience are given. No attempt is made to review the vast literature on the subject. The result is that an immense amount of valuable material is concentrated in a small volume, thereby making available to all surgeons explicit directions for treatment which can be easily followed. Much of the material heretofore has been available only in the original articles by the authors but now is assembled in this convenient form.

The first three chapters are devoted to the primary treatment of burns and shock and cover briefly the

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