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July 31, 1943

A STATISTICAL STUDY OF MINOR INDUSTRIAL BURNS

JAMA. 1943;122(14):909-911. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840310001001
Abstract

Much has been written on the subject of burns during the past decade and a half, and a large amount of laboratory and clinical investigation has been carried out. Nevertheless at the present time there is no method of local treatment which is accepted as standard by those who take care of these injuries. However, it can be said that for the more serious or hospitalized cases some unanimity of opinion is beginning to be discernible. For example, there are few proponents of the coagulation methods which make use of such chemicals as tannic acid.

It has been suspected that there has been considerably less standardization of the treatment of minor burns, such as are frequently seen in industrial plants. It was decided that it would be of considerable interest to know how these small injuries are being cared for and approximately what results are being obtained. The following industrial

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