Accession Number : AD0785530

Title :   Studies on Experimental Friction Blisters. II. A Device to Produce and Measure Friction Blistering.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : LETTERMAN ARMY INST OF RESEARCH SAN FRANCISCO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Brown,Robert N. ; Blase,Gerald L. ; Akers,William A. ; Griffin,Tommy B.

Report Date : 21 JUN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The earliest moment of irreversible blister formation and of complete blister cleft formation in man's skin are graphically displayed by a new friction blister machine. The forces involved to produce the intraepidermal blisters are quantitated. The cost of parts and materials (less the recorder) is about $300.00. Approximately 200 hours for design, machining, and testing are required. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Vesicants, *Dermatology, *Skin friction, Skin(Anatomy), Wounds and injuries, Scientific research, Bioinstrumentation, Measurement

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE