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Special therapeutic modalities: hypnosis for attenuation of burn depth.
Reducing occupational stress: proceedings of a conference May 10-12, 1977, Westchester Division, New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center. McLean A; Black B; Colligan M, eds. Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 78-140, 1978 Apr; :111-117
A study which shows that in the burned patient early hypnosis can prevent the body's inflammatory reaction and thus attenuate the depth and severity of the burn has been conducted. A case is reported of a young man whose leg was immersed in molten aluminum (7429905) at 950 degrees C. He was hypnotized within 30 minutes, developed only a second degree burn, and antibiotics were not used on infection. He was discharged from the hospital on the nineteenth day and healed without scar tissue formation on the leg. It is emphasized that the suggestion "cool and comfortable" or suggestions of anesthesia are effective; the word "normal" is to be avoided because in experimental studies these patients developed a normal burn.
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-77-0041; Occupational-psychology; Psychological-stress; Sensory-depression; Sensory-perceptual-processes; Injuries
McLean A; Black B; Colligan M
DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 78-140; Contract-210-77-0041
Reducing occupational stress: proceedings of a conference May 10-12, 1977, Westchester Division, New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center
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