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A series of 101 cases of the application of split thickness skin grafts is reported.
Six of these cases are reported in brief with photographs.
These cases show 87 per cent successful takes of the grafts.
The relationship of this work to general surgery and to orthopedic surgery is discussed.
The entire effort is based on an attempt to convert large tissue defects, received in war injuries, into rapidly healing closed wounds, which shortens the patient's period of hospitalization and convalescence, and returns him early to limited or full military duty, or allows for more comfortable evacuation to the Zone of the Interior.
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