Accession Number:

AD0770437

Title:

Decontamination of Combat Wounds in the Injured Soldier.

Descriptive Note:

Final comprehensive rept., 31 May 72-1 Jun 73,

Corporate Author:

VIRGINIA UNIV CHARLOTTESVILLE DEPT OF PLASTIC SURGERY

Report Date:

1973-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

62.0

Abstract:

The study indentifies the factors in soil that potentiate the development of infection. The infection potentiating factors in soil appear to be clay and organic colloids. In addition, studies were devised to test the value of Pluronic F-68 as a wound cleansing agent. Scrubbing the wound with this surfactant results in a profound reduction in the incidence of wound infection. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Weapons Effects (Biological)

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE