A SURGICAL BREAKTHROUGH
In 1915, Henry Gray from Aberdeen was in charge of a group of base hospitals in Rouen.
|Henry Gray (1870-1938)|
Gray was appalled by the very high loss of life from overwhelming SEPSIS and GAS GANGRENE. He developed an operation called WOUND EXCISION.
Wound excision is the early resection of all dead and contaminated tissue from wounds and the removal of all foreign material. Filthy contaminated wounds were converted into clean ones. Thousands of lives were saved.