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A 34-year-old man with a burn injury


A/Professor John E Greenwood AM
BSc(Hons), MBChB, MD, DHlthSc, FRCS(Eng), FRCS(Plast), FRACS
Director, Adult Burn Service, Royal Adelaide Hospital
Director, Skin Engineering Laboratory, Hanson Institute
Associate Professor, Discipline of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Adelaide


The home is a dangerous place and 51% of all burn injuries occur in or around it.  Particular danger spots are the kitchen and the bathroom, although hot water bottles, candles, cigarettes, barbecues and household chemicals make every room, the garage and the backyard frequent sites of burn injury.

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