History of Wound Care

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 16:13
Jaclyn Gaydos
World War I (1914-18; WWI), aka the “Great War,” brought unimaginable destruction to the world. Whether it was economic resources, manpower, or aid, the sun never set on those affected by the war. Although the mass fighting officially started with Austria-Hungary declaring war on Serbia in July 1914, a decision that would pit countries against one another for the next four years, the turmoil had... Read More
Wed, 09/28/2016 - 11:24
Jaclyn Gaydos
Editor’s Note: This is the first of a three-part series on the evolution of the wound care nurse. This series will continue as part of our History of Wound Care column in future issues of Today’s Wound Clinic. This article was not subject to editorial board review prior to publication. “From the stump of the arm, the amputated hand, I undo the clotted lint, remove the slough, wash off the matter... Read More
Wed, 03/30/2016 - 15:15
Jaclyn Gaydos
The soft-bodied larva of the fly, otherwise known as the maggot, has played many roles throughout history, including that of the healer.  The medical use of maggots has gone by many names — biotherapy, biosurgery, larval therapy, and maggot debridement therapy — and their use in wound care dates back to mentions in antiquity, observations during wars, analyses in the 20th century, and (more... Read More
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