A hundred years ago: A children’s casualty department. Practitioner 2014; 258 (1769):34

A children’s casualty department - Evelina Hospital, London 1914

20 Mar 2014Registered users

'There was one type of scald, a grievous type, caused by the parents (with that modicum of wisdom which is infinitely worse than ignorance)  enveloping their children’s nether extremities in boiling rags, not wrung out dry, the very travesty of a fomentation. I saw many more or less severe cases of this kind; one poor child, a little girl aged about four, was brought up with her thigh literally cooked, and died some few days after admission.'

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