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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Question of the Day #4

Happy Sunday to All !!!   In the spirit of Public Assembly fires of historical note... today, we'll add a neat trivia fact from the Cocoanut Grove fire...

but not what you think......


During the Cocoanut Grove Fire, this was used for the first time on burn victims:

A.  Burn Blanket

B.  Vaseline

C.  Morphine

D.  Saline Solution






Answer Posted Below......










Whoever post anon was correct!



During the Cocoanut Grove Fire, this was used for the first time on burn victims:


B. Vaseline


The Cocoanut Grove fire victims were treated by two hospitals: Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston City Hospital. While at these hospitals they were treated by doctors using medical advancements such as new drugs, procedures and a blood bank. Doctors Daniels Moore and Oliver Cope treated them at Massachusetts General Hospital in a process involving gauze smeared with Vaseline. It was the first major use of the hospital’s new blood bank- one of the areas’s first established by Dr. Lamar Soutter. The Cocoanut Grove victim was amongst the first to be treated with a new drug called penicillin as well.

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