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June 12, 1967

Treatment of Burns With Intensive Antibiotic Therapy and Exposure

Author Affiliations

From St. Mary's Hospital Burn Center (Drs. Collentine and Waisbren, and the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee Computer Center (Mr. Mellender), Milwaukee.

JAMA. 1967;200(11):939-942. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03120240067010

Five hundred patients were treated with intensive parenteral and local administration of antibiotics and with maximum exposure. Analysis of the mortality among this group of patients was performed by the probit method. Comparison of this mortality with that obtained at burn centers that used other methods of treatment suggests that intensive prophylactic antibiotic therapy may have merit in the treatment of severe burns.