Pigs, burns and curly tails

Geoffrey C Mullins
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (11): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2008.tb02235.x
Published online: 1 December 2008

In the early 1970s, the Burns Unit at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne was suddenly faced with the management of a number of children presenting with extensive full-thickness burn injuries. This prompted a renewal of interest in the use of fresh pigskin as a temporary cover for burn wounds.

  • Geoffrey C Mullins

  • Perth, WA.



Illustrations were provided by Mr Robert Dougall.


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