By Hiram C Polk, Jr, MD, and H Harlan Stone, MD. Price, $19.50. Pp 444. Little Brown & Co, Boston, 1971.
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This is a practical and clinically useful book which is a compilation of the thoughts of 25 experts in the field of burn therapy. It is divided into the six clinically important aspects of burn management. In each section contributing authors of different backgrounds and experience describe their preferred techniques. The alternative points of view will familiarize the reader with several acceptable ways of rendering good burn care, and leave him better prepared to cope with the complicated problems he will encounter in treating a patient with a severe burn.
In the following two statements from the preface the editors sum up the intent of their book:
The methods of clinical management described here are the products of a better understanding of the anatomic, physiologic and bacteriologic alterations both local and systemic attending thermal burns... By insisting that each of the six parts be thoroughly founded in theory prior to
VERSACI AD. Contemporary Burn Management.. Arch Surg. 1973;106(3):366-367. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1973.01350150100038