Medicine: Burns at Mare Island

A burn treatment, in which a wax film is sprayed from a flit gun on damaged tissues, was described last week by Lieut. Commander Ralph Cooper Pendleton of the Navy Medical Corps. The new treatment was used with success on 97 sailors who were badly burned at Pearl Harbor and removed to Mare Island Naval Hospital (on San Francisco Bay). Now it is fast being adopted by more & more surgeons aboard the Navy's ships.

Treatment of burns has long been a controversial medical problem. Few doctors are really satisfied with present methods (tannic acid,...