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Journal Article
Author, Analytic
Branday, Joseph M.; Arscott, Guyan; Smoot, E. C.; Williams, Geoffery D.; Fletcher, Peter R.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Surgery, Radiology, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Article Title
Chemical burns as assault injuries in Jamaica
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Journal Title
Burns
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Date of Publication
1996
Volume ID
22
Issue ID
2
Page(s)
154-5
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Abstract
A three-fold greater incidence of chemical burn injuries in Jamaican hospitals, compared to burn centers in other industrial countries, underscores the problem of the use of common chemicals for assault and defensive weapons in this country. The pattern of chemical injury differs significantly from most reports in the literature in both prevalence and aetiology. This review examines these injuries with a view to planning strategies for prevention.....
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