Special Issue "A History of Burn Care"

A special issue of Medicina (ISSN 1010-660X). This special issue belongs to the section "Public Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Lars P. Kamolz
Guest Editor
Division of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
COREMED - Centre for Regenerative Medicine, Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Graz, Austria
Interests: burn; burn care; hand surgery; wound healing; reconstructive surgery
Dr. Bernd Hartmann
Co-Guest Editor
Burn Center and Plastic Surgery, Unfallkrankenhaus Berlin, Warenerstr. 7, 12683 Berlin, Germany
Interests: burn injury care; plastic-surgical reconstruction; skin spray transplantation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Controlling fire was an important step in the emergence of human cultures and civilizations. However, since the discovery of fire, its potential danger for humans has also been seen. Therefore, people started treating burns very early on. The first information detailing the treatment of burns was found on papyrus dating to the 15th century BC. They described various plant extracts and animal tissues that should be applied to the burn wounds. At that time, they already recommended regular wound checks to enable adjustments of the active ingredients according to the wound conditions.

A lot has happened since then, as well as in recent years and decades, in the area of ​​the treatment of burn injuries. New dressings and skin replacement materials have been developed, as well as new concepts in the field of intensive care. Early surgical treatment has also become established. Nevertheless, it seems very important not to forget the old techniques, but to build on the experiences and results of the predecessors and to continue to develop. Research is an important cornerstone for this further development. The aim of this Special Issue is to provide a journey through time from the past to the future of burn injury treatment.

Prof. Dr. Lars P. Kamolz
Dr. Bernd Hartmann
Guest Editors

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  • burn care
  • dressing
  • skin substitutes
  • intensive care
  • history
  • research
  • drugs
  • debridement

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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