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Letters Increasing acid attacks

Medical students lack awareness about burns

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: (Published 03 October 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j4525
  1. Lynsey R Williams, final year medical student
  1. St George’s, University of London, London SW17 0RE, UK
  1. m1400144{at}

Grundlingh and colleagues discuss the increasing prevalence of attacks with corrosive substances.1

The reduced role of plastic surgery in the undergraduate curriculum has contributed to medical students graduating with little experience with burns.2 But as junior doctors they might commonly encounter minor burns, so …

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