Bad Burns: True Survival Stories by Sandra Markle

By Sandra Markle

A guy pulled from an explosion undergoes 40 surgical procedures to regard burns on eighty percentage of his body.A lady rescued from a burning motor vehicle gets donor dermis grafts to heal accidents far and wide her physique. Scientists are engaged on a approach to assist burn sufferers regrow their very own dermis to speedy hide burns and different wounds. that is strong drugs!

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Burns and Blisters. Danbury, CT: Franklin Watts, 2002. Learn more about how a burn damages the skin and the treatment of this injury. The emphasis is on how to avoid burns. Johnson, Rebecca L. Ultra-Organized Cell Systems. Minneapolis: Millbrook Press, 2008. Clear simple text, exact medical drawings, and humorous art explain how cells organize into tissue, organs, and organ systems. php Play this animated game to practice fire safety. Klosterman, Lorrie. Skin. New York: Benchmark Books, 2008. Investigate your skin, and explore what it does for your body.

Then get help at once. Do not remove clothes that could be stuck to burn-damaged skin. Skin Is Amazing! • Your skin cools you off. As your body heats up, the skin’s blood vessels dilate, or open wider, letting more blood flow through to carry away heat. The skin’s sweat glands also pour out sweat. As the sweat evaporates, or dries, it uses up some body heat too— another cooling effect. • Your skin helps keep you warm. As your body cools down, the skin’s blood vessels constrict, or reduce how wide they’re open.

P. /Photolibrary, pp. 12-13; © Laura Westlund/Independent Picture Service, p. 15; © Dung Vo Trung/Sygma/CORBIS, pp. 16-17; © Dr. , p. 18; © JP Laffont/ Sygma/CORBIS, p. 20; Photos courtesy of Alan Goldstein and Alan Zuckerman, Grossman Burn Center, pp. , p. 22; © Dr. P. , p. 23; Photos courtesy of the Yarijanian Family, pp. , p. , p. , p. , p. 37; Photos courtesy of Dr. Jeffrey Saffle, pp. 38-39, 41 (both); Photo courtesy of the Cave Family, p. 43 (bottom). Front cover: © Dr. David Phillips/Visuals Unlimited, Inc.

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