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June 12, 1943

THE PARAFFIN WAX OPEN AIR TREATMENT OF BURNS

JAMA. 1943;122(7):414-417. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840240004002
Abstract

The present global war has resulted in so many serious burns occurring en masse that surgeons face a challenge to devise some simple method of treatment which will be effective, humane and at the same time simple enough for application by inexperienced assistants to overworked doctors and nurses. In the emergencies of civilian and military bombings during the past few years, patients have necessarily been treated by many different doctors and by many types of treatment. Sufficient experience is now available to permit evaluation of various methods so that some uniformity of the best treatment can be established.

The following simplified technic that is presented has been employed successfully in private practice for the past twenty-two years and is believed to be peculiarly suitable for present war conditions. A colored moving picture will demonstrate the technic that was used in a series of cases at the Mare Island Naval Hospital.

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