EDWARD C. MASON, M.D., F.A.C.P.; PEARL PAXTON, M.S.; H. A. SHOEMAKER, Ph.D.
In 1925, Mason, Davidson et al. published a series of papers,1, 2, 3 recording the observations made on animals which died in 15 to 18 hours as a result of a small piece of liver tissue left free within the abdomen. While doing this work, we conceived the idea that death following burns was probably due to the same factors which caused the death of these animals. Davidson,4 at the suggestion of Mason, introduced the tannic acid treatment of burns on the assumption that tannic acid would precipitate the dead and dying tissues and thereby prevent the absorption of toxic
MASON EC, PAXTON P, SHOEMAKER HA. A COMPARISON OF THE RATE OF ABSORPTION FROM NORMAL AND BURNED TISSUES1. Ann Intern Med. 1936;9:850–853. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-9-7-850
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1936;9(7):850-853.
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