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Caring for the Burned Patients

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Caring for the Burned Patients

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Well, it must have been very hard for the patients, I don't know but the screaming that went on. You know, taking off the bits of pieces. I don't think the people knew exactly how bad it was going to be to put tannic acid on them, made them all brown. It did save them, it kept the fluid in, it kept the germs from going in but it was like tanning them. It was just like making their skin just like leather and that all had to be picked off, and that was terrible for them. So we were busy making tugra and things like that; Vaseline impregnated with different things and these bandages, putting them, sterilizing them in the autoclave and things like that. It was a very good experience actually.
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Mrs. Mortimer describes the process of treating the severely burned patients.

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Medium:
Video
Owner:
Veterans Affairs Canada
Duration:
1:05
Person Interviewed:
Marion Mortimer
War, Conflict or Mission:
Second World War
Branch:
Army
Occupation:
Operating Room Nurse

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