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Pigs, burns and curly tails

Geoffrey C Mullins
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (11): 666-667.
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.

Correspondence: gmullins@it.net.au

Acknowledgements: 

Illustrations were provided by Mr Robert Dougall.

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