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May 22, 1981

The Immune Consequences of Thermal Injury

Author Affiliations

University of Chicago Medical Center

JAMA. 1981;245(20):2098-2099. doi:10.1001/jama.1981.03310450070036

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The complexity of thermal injury and its pathophysiology have stimulated experts in diverse disciplines to contribute vast amounts of new knowledge during the past ten years. Although there are several books devoted to thermal injuries and their pathophysiology, The Immune Consequences of Thermal Injury, the progeny of a five-day symposium held at Arrowhead, Calif, is specifically oriented toward immune mechanisms.

Drs John L. Ninnemann and Jack C. Fisher, through the sponsorship of the American Burn Association, the Plastic Surgery Research Foundation in San Diego, and world-renowned contributors have masterfully organized and assimilated the many new concepts and developments in the field of immunity in the thermally injured. Chapter after chapter, 16 in all, the reader is impressed with the logical sequence, comprehensiveness, and clarity of coverage of these important phenomena in the thermally injured host. Each contributor gives the reader a historical review, presenting the findings and opinions of other