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Portable camping stoves continue to cause burns

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 27 February 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:604
  1. A M Richards, Specialist registrar.,
  2. P G Shakespeare, Director, Laing Laboratory.,
  3. A Rossi, Consultant surgeon.
  1. Odstock Centre for Burns, Plastic and Maxillo-facial Surgery, Salisbury District General Hospital, Salisbury SP2 8BJ

    EDITOR—During four months last summer we treated nine patients who had sustained burns from portable butane camping stoves. The injuries varied from relatively minor burns, usually occurring in the open, to a 60% burn sustained when a canister exploded in the cab of a lorry.

    The figure shows a typical …

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