75 years ago: May 1929.

* Under the heading "Picric Acid, Still The Best For Burns" Chief Surgeon Gilbert Barnet MC, the Chief Surgeon to the National Fire Brigades Association claims that a number of new treatments for skin burns are less effective than the more established methods. Dr Barnet states "the great advantage of Picric Acid solution is its pain killing property combined with its anti-septic nature, neither of which exist so effectively in other remedies".

* The annual meeting of the Professional Fire Brigades Association took place recently in London. The two-day event was opened by Sir Vivian Henderson, Under Secretary of State for the Home Office. On the second afternoon delegates were taken to lunch at Wisley as guests of Dennis Bros. …

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