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January 6, 1900

Hydrogen Dioxid in Burns.

JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(1):59-60. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460010067024

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Oberlin, Ohio, Dec. 27, 1899.

To the Editor:  In connection with Dr. Bulkley's paper, in the Journal of Dec. 23, 1899, I want to give voice to a use for hydrogen dioxid that has been too little known. The idea was original with Dr. Geo. W. Crile, of Cleveland, Ohio, and I am only giving his suggestion and my own experience with it.Gunpowder burns are very troublesome things, and the ordinary treatment has usually failed to prevent the black stain remaining permanently. Dr. Crile's suggestion is to apply peroxid on the first or second day after the burn, and see that it gets thoroughly into the center of each pigment spot. The application is practically painless, and the consequent bubbling removes the inorganic remains of the powder. I have found it necessary to prick each point thoroughly open, and have used the solution of U. S. P. strength with

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