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November 1, 1919


JAMA. 1919;73(18):1361. doi:10.1001/jama.1919.26120440003014c

REPORT OF CASE  A boy, aged 16, burned in an explosion on a gasoline launch and having come through fire to make his escape, was brought by automobile 50 miles, wrapped in a sheet, to the hospital, and was admitted at midnight, July 13, 1919. He was burned on the brow, both ears, the face, nose, mouth, neck, left forearm and hand, right arm, forearm and hand, including the axilla and across the back, down to and on the buttocks and posterior surfaces of the thighs, abdomen and the anterior surfaces of the thighs to the knees. It will be seen that the only uninjured parts by which the patient could be handled were his right arm, both legs below the knee, and his hair, of which he had a large mop. He was well saturated with a hypnotic, and when aroused was delirious.He was cleansed with surgical solution