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The contributions of Sir Archibald McIndoe to burns treatment

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The contributions of Sir Archibald McIndoe to burns treatment

Edward White
19 March 2015

The ravages of burns wounds sustained in conflict have afflicted mankind ever since the offensive capabilities of fire were recognised, and it will come as no surprise to anybody that burns continue to present, with devastating consequences, in modern day theatres of war. While the aetiologies may be different, the well-documented psychological effects of burns wounds are as real as they ever have been (Patterson et al, 1993).

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