IN THE following case report a new method of burn treatment without skin grafting is described. This method is believed very valuable because pain is quickly allayed, recovery prompt, and scarring minimized.
REPORT OF A CASE
On June 11, 1952, a housewife's dress caught fire while she was making supper, and the dress was half consumed before the flames were extinguished with a blanket. Medical care was started within 15 minutes of the accident. Morphine sulfate, I/2 grain (30 mg.), was given intramuscularly, and 1I/2 lb. (0.7 kg.) of an ointment was applied to the burned area,1 which included the entire upper left limb from fingertips to shoulder and over 60% of the left torso, anteriorly and posteriorly, and also the entire left buttock and one-half of the right buttock, one-third of right lower sacroiliac area, and the entire left thigh down to the knee joint. Penicillin, 600,000 units,
GERHARDT PE. SEVERE BURN TREATED WITH CORTISONE AND WITHOUT SKIN GRAFTING. AMA Arch Surg. 1953;67(5):769–770. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1953.01260040780017