Since the time of Hippocrates,1 who left detailed and complicated prescriptions for the treatment of burns, probably every medical practitioner of any considerable experience has followed some favorite or original treatment of the burns that have come under his care. I am no exception to this rule. Such ideas of treatment as I have formulated are based entirely on clinical experience. I have no foundation of controlled scientific experiment to support my results, no extensive laboratory data to substantiate my beliefs, very little to prove my point, except the clinical records. I have been stimulated to present the details of this treatment through the interest taken in it not only by the staff of the Hartford Hospital, but by the Massachusetts General Hospital, where burns have been made a special assignment under the direction of Dr. Richard H. Wallace,2 and the method of treatment here presented is being
WELLS DB. THE ASEPTIC TANNIC ACID TREATMENT OF DIFFUSE SUPERFICIAL BURNS. JAMA. 1933;101(15):1136–1138. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740400022006
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