A.M. Pamphlet 168, 1st edition, May 1941. P/b, 13 x 21cm. 17p. Produced for the advice of medical officers, particularly those at squadrons and in the field, who had to deal with cases at the scene of the accident. Covers avoidance of burns and gives clear photographic evidence of the protection afforded by gloves, helmets and goggles etc. Also deals with 'burn shock' and how seriously burnt aircrews could seem well and initially fare better than less seriously burnt men. Burn shock victims later deteriorated rapidly if not treated appropriately. The pamphlet lists the burn centres within the UK, including the Queen Victoria Hospital at East Grinstead, made famous by pioneering plastic surgeon Sir Archibald McIndoe and his 'Guinea Pigs. Gives advice on transportation of burn cases and first aid treatment/dressing. A truly fascinating document but please note that this contains graphic images of severe burns. The cover is creased/dog-eared and the centre pages are loose. Stock code P15910.