Rising from the Flames: The
Experience of the Severely Burned, by Albert Howard Carter III, PhD
and Jane Arbuckle Petro, MD
This book examines the experience of the severely burned as survivors confront
it, not just as a medical event but as a human ordeal involving social,
cultural, psychological, and medical trauma. It discusses the causes of burns,
the physiology of injury and healing, the forms of isolation burn patients
endure, and the cultural meaning attached to burns and burned persons.