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December 14, 1970

Thermal Contact Burns From Streets and Highways

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, St. Joseph's Hospital, Phoenix, Ariz.

JAMA. 1970;214(11):2025-2027. doi:10.1001/jama.1970.03180110035007

Most studies on thermal burns are concerned with high-temperature injuries. This study involves accident victims who sustain cutaneous thermal burns upon contact with highway pavement at relatively low temperatures in summer climates. Medical and paramedical personnel have apparently not been alerted to the occurrence of highway contact thermal burns and to their prevention.