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August 24, 1940

Dependable Modern Treatments for Burns

JAMA. 1940;115(8):639. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810340067037

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This booklet makes an effort to provide a comprehensive but brief and understandable manual for the treatment of burns. The author is a safety engineer who has been impressed by the suffering and difficulty which confront the burned patient. He realizes also that too often there is confusion and mismanagement in the treatment. He briefly discusses ten different methods for the local treatment of burns and wisely states "The important fact to realize in the treatment of burns is that each case must be treated individually. No one treatment is always adequate for all cases or even all areas of the same burn." The author also makes several pertinent and practical statements concerning first aid procedures. However, the booklet seems to undertake the difficult task of supplying technical information to physicians as well as to laymen. The result in general is that the uninformed reader is likely to get a

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