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January 1954

CLINICAL TRIALS OF A NEW PLASTIC DRESSING FOR BURNS AND SURGICAL WOUNDS

Author Affiliations

DAYTON, O.
Former Captain, Medical Corps, United States Air Force, Aero Medical Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

AMA Arch Surg. 1954;68(1):33-43. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1954.01260050035005
Abstract

IN A PREVIOUS paper,1 Choy and Wendt reported the development of a rapidly sprayable, transparent, film-forming polyvinyl plastic dressing * for the mass therapy of burns in disaster situations such as atomic blast.

Among the advantages which made it particularly suited for the mass therapy of burns when it was dispensed from an aerosol bomb were (1) a marked saving of time over conventional pressure dressings in application (Fig. 1); (2) the feasibility of its use by relatively untrained personnel; (3) applicability to parts of the body poorly adapted to pressure dressings; (4) transparency, allowing frequent inspection of the burned area without removal of the dressing; (5) flexibility, allowing relatively unrestricted early exercise of burned hands and digits without loss of integrity of the dressing; (6) impermeability to bacteria; (7) minimal storage problems, including the elimination of the necessity for periodic resterilization; (8) moderate bacteriostasis (Fig. 2); (9) the absence

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