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The early cooling of burns

  • F. Richter
  • C. Fuilla
  • A. Michel
  • H. Julien

Abstract

Although its beneficial effect has been known for 200 years (Davies, 1982) the immediate application of cold water to a burn is a technique rarely performed by first-aid teams, and the few teams that do practice this restorative therapy lack precise indications as to its use.

Keywords

Cold Water Burned Area Local Circulation Restorative Therapy Extensive Burn 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Richter
    • 1
  • C. Fuilla
    • 1
  • A. Michel
    • 1
  • H. Julien
    • 1
  1. 1.Brigade de Sapeurs PompiersParisFrance

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