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October 3, 1953

On Burns

JAMA. 1953;153(5):526. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.02940220070028

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This book represents a virtually verbatim transcript of the symposium on burns held at Iowa City in May, 1951. This symposium, which was held in conjunction with a National Civil Defense effort, might be thought of as laying the background in medicine and surgery that should underlie any administrative or logistical steps taken in civil defense. The participants, in addition to the editor, Dr. Womack, are experts in their field of burn study and treatment. Their remarks and informal comments are of great interest, even though nothing particularly outstanding or new is disclosed in the discussions. The sections are planned as an over-all review or status report on the problem of burns. The presentation is quite effective. The reader of this book should be the civil defense worker who wants to know something about burns. The book is too advanced for the medical student, and it is too elementary for

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