Accession Number:

AD0668020

Title:

RECOMMENDATION FOR A SAFER TREATMENT OF WHITE PHOSPHORUS BURNS

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH UNIT NO 2 MANILA(PHILIPPINES) DEPT OF BIOCHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-09-20

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

One to three per cent solutions of copper sulfate have been used in the treatment of wound areas of casualties suffering white phosphorus burns. Excessive copper absorption with acute toxicity reportedly has occurred in some cases where such solutions have been left in contact with appreciable areas of open wound for extended intervals of time. Laboratory tests suggest that 0.05 per cent copper sulfate is equally effective. Field trials are recommended.

Subject Categories:

  • Weapons Effects (Biological)

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE