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The authors of this volume draw on their extensive experience from the Burn Center of the University of Cincinnati. Curling defined the ulcer that bears his name as an ulceration of the duodenum occurring in a burned patient. Dr. Day and his associates bemoan the confusion that has arisen in the subsequent burn literature because others have been less precise in their definition of the Curling ulcer. The authors redefine Curling's ulcer as any associated gastrointestinal ulceration after burns to the body.
The book is divided into three sections. Part I is a detailed review of the burn literature. Verbatim
Curling's Ulcer An Experiment of Nature.. Ann Intern Med. 1973;78:319. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-2-319_2
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