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May 22, 1915


JAMA. 1915;LXIV(21):1765-1766. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02570470049016

The treatment of the bacterial infections of projectile wounds, founded on the experiences in the present war, forms the subject of an interesting memorandum1 bearing the signatures of Colonels F. F. Burghard, Sir W. B. Leishman, F.R.S., Sir B. Moynihan and Sir A. E. Wright, F.R.S. The memorandum is issued for the guidance of members of the English army medical service in the treatment of wounds during the war, and it is expected, as soon as certain researches are completed, to follow it with additional memoranda on the employment of antiseptics and vaccines.

Among the most interesting observations made with regard to wounds, and particularly deep, penetrating wounds as made by shells in this war, is the notable difference between the reaction of sailors and soldiers. Sailors with the most severe type of wound, ragged, irregular, with uneven surface produced by herniated muscle and retracted severed fibers, usually have

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