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July 28, 1917

WAX PARAFFIN FILM IN THE TREATMENT OF BURNS

Author Affiliations

Chief of Surgical Staff, Samuel Merritt Hospital OAKLAND, CALIF.

JAMA. 1917;LXIX(4):274-275. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.02590310026006
Abstract

Following the suggestion of Dr. D'Arcy Power, and using his formulas for a film, I have completed treatment in 100 out of about 250 cases treated. After the hundredth case I ceased to record the histories. The treatment was used in certain selected cases in which it seemed most indicated. The patients were selected from my service at Merritt Hospital and the Union Iron Works. Brush burns or superficial abrasions or epithelial scraping of skin surfaces are included in this number, burns from electric current, fuse explosions, hot rivets, molten metal, oil flames, hot bitumen, steam, scalds and dry heat, as well as granulating surfaces. Burns are usually localized, while the scalds are more extensive. Their pathology being the same, the treatment will be considered together. For the sake of brevity, these various burns will be considered under three headings: first degree, those which involve the superficial layer of the

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