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July 17, 1943

Burns, Shock, Wound Healing and Vascular Injuries

JAMA. 1943;122(12):837-838. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840290057031

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This is the fifth of the series of six military surgical manuals and covers the management of the several wartime emergencies indicated in the title. Despite the variety of the material covered, the general standard of the -book is high and this volume compares favorably with the other volumes in the series. In fact, the subjects covered, especially burns and shock, represent especially important aspects of present day military medicine. Each of the four chief sections of the book represents a discrete condition and should be considered separately.

The section on burns, covering 103 pages, divides the discussion into general management, local care, early plastic care and late plastic care. In addition there is a good short but incomplete and overcondensed account of the management of burns received in chemical warfare by Dr. David P. Barr. In this chapter only three of the gases are considered and no mention is

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