Cocoanut Grove injuries

Dublin Core

Title

Cocoanut Grove injuries

Subject

Cannon, Bradford
Photographs
Surgery, Plastic

Description

On November 28, 1942 the Cocoanut Grove, a nightclub in Boston's South End caught on fire. There were nearly one thousand people crammed inside and over five hundred of them died. Though Dr. Cannon was drafted earlier in 1942, his induction was delayed so that he could treat victims of the fire. Dr. Cannon was given the task of treating 10 survivors with major burns. This enabled him to apply the lessons learned in the burn study conducted with Oliver Cope. These photographs illustrate some of the injuries that Dr. Cannon treated.

Abstract

Photographs of burn treatments from Procedures in Rehabilitation of the Severely Burned (in the Cocoanut Grove Disaster), from The Annals of Surgery, v. 17 no. 6, June 1943

Creator

Cannon, Bradford

Date Created

1943 June

Rights

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Access Rights

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Is Part Of

Bradford Cannon papers, 1923-2003. H MS c240. Box 7, folder 91.

References

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Format

image

Extent

1 plate

Type

still image

Identifier

DigID0002682

Provenance

Gift of Bradford Cannon, M.D. to the Harvard Medical Library in the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, 2001.

Files

0002682_ref.jpg

Citation

Cannon, Bradford, “Cocoanut Grove injuries,” OnView, accessed May 22, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/12819.