At the meeting of the New York State Medical Association on October 17, 1895, I read a paper describing a "new and original method of obtaining material for skin-grafting," reporting two cases in which it had been successfully employed.
The paper was subsequently published in the Medical Record Dec. 7, 1895, Vol. 48, page 800. It was illustrated with three cuts of Case I, showing his condition nine months after over 800 square inches of raw granulating surface had been healed. The accident which deprived this large surface of its integument occurred on Jan. 14, 1895, and was caused by patient falling into a pan of boiling brine at the salt works. His injuries were so severe and shock so profound that I did not think it possible for him to long survive. He rallied, however, and negatived my prognosis from day to day for four weeks, when I began
LUSK ZJ. REPORT OF CASES ILLUSTRATING THE ADVANTAGES OF A NEW AND ORIGINAL METHOD OF OBTAINING MATERIAL FOR SKIN-GRAFTING.. JAMA. 1896;XXVI(25):1209-1211. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430770011001c