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The Treatment of Burns.

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By WALLACE A. B.. , M.B., F.R.C.S.Ed., M.Sc. (McGill). 113 pages; 17 X 11 cm. Oxford University Press; , New York City: . 1941.. Price, $1.50.

Ann Intern Med. 1942;17(4):758. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-17-4-758_2
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This publication, one of the Oxford War Manuals, is a comprehensive and simply written work, but the reviewer feels that its style may convey to the reader an underestimation of the extent of care that burns require.

The author stresses the absolute importance of shock therapy first, reviews fully the varied types of local treatments, and presses the issue of early skin grafting. These comprise, in essence, the major points in the handling of such patients, particularly in war. However, two important points which should be stressed are that under no circumstances should a general anesthetic be given to a




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