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HEAT AND MUSTARD GAS BURNS: A COMPARISON

HEAT AND MUSTARD GAS BURNS: A COMPARISON Abstract The object of this series of experiments is to make a comparison of the pathologic picture of heat burns and that of mustard gas burns, with a view to determining whether the same methods of treatment are applicable to the two types of burns. HISTORICAL AND THEORETIC ASPECTS Since the introduction of mustard gas into modern warfare during the first World War there has been much speculation as to the exact nature of mustard gas burns. There has been a general feeling that mustard gas burns are more persistent than heat burns of the same degree of intensity and that the healing process is slower. Little evidence has been adduced to prove this point.It is true that Warthin and Weller,1 who published a rather extensive monograph on mustard gas poisoning in 1919, did produce some evidence to support the general view. The following direct quotation is a summary References 1. Warthin, A. S., and Weller, C. V.: The Medical Aspects of Mustard Gas Poisoning , St. Louis, C. V. Mosby Company, 1919, pp. 79 and 80. 2. MacCallum, W. G.: A Textbook of Pathology , ed. 5, Philadelphia, W. B. Saunders Company, 1934, p. 360. 3. Adami, J. G.: The Principles of Pathology , ed. 2, Philadelphia, Lea & Febiger, 1910, vol. 1, p. 290. 4. Delafield, F.; Prudden, T. M., and Wood, F. C.: A Textbook of Pathology , New York, William Wood & Company, 1921, p. 10. 5. Walton, D. C.: Personal communication to the author. 6. Menkin, V.: Studies on Deflammation: I. Fixation of Vital Dyes in Deflamed Areas , J. Exper. Med. 50:171-180, 1929.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Surgery American Medical Association

HEAT AND MUSTARD GAS BURNS: A COMPARISON

Archives of Surgery , Volume 48 (4) – Apr 1, 1944

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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1944 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0004-0010
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1538-3644
DOI
10.1001/archsurg.1944.01230010294003
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Abstract

Abstract The object of this series of experiments is to make a comparison of the pathologic picture of heat burns and that of mustard gas burns, with a view to determining whether the same methods of treatment are applicable to the two types of burns. HISTORICAL AND THEORETIC ASPECTS Since the introduction of mustard gas into modern warfare during the first World War there has been much speculation as to the exact nature of mustard gas burns. There has been a general feeling that mustard gas burns are more persistent than heat burns of the same degree of intensity and that the healing process is slower. Little evidence has been adduced to prove this point.It is true that Warthin and Weller,1 who published a rather extensive monograph on mustard gas poisoning in 1919, did produce some evidence to support the general view. The following direct quotation is a summary References 1. Warthin, A. S., and Weller, C. V.: The Medical Aspects of Mustard Gas Poisoning , St. Louis, C. V. Mosby Company, 1919, pp. 79 and 80. 2. MacCallum, W. G.: A Textbook of Pathology , ed. 5, Philadelphia, W. B. Saunders Company, 1934, p. 360. 3. Adami, J. G.: The Principles of Pathology , ed. 2, Philadelphia, Lea & Febiger, 1910, vol. 1, p. 290. 4. Delafield, F.; Prudden, T. M., and Wood, F. C.: A Textbook of Pathology , New York, William Wood & Company, 1921, p. 10. 5. Walton, D. C.: Personal communication to the author. 6. Menkin, V.: Studies on Deflammation: I. Fixation of Vital Dyes in Deflamed Areas , J. Exper. Med. 50:171-180, 1929.Crossref

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Archives of SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Apr 1, 1944

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