More than half the patients admitted to the country’s Regional Burns Centres are children under the age of two. The injuries they receive, scalds as well as burns, are often caused by casual spillages and other everyday domestic accidents most mothers regard as routine. But a cup of tea on the edge of a table, or two inches of water in a bath, can easily lead to hospital, skin grafts and all the distress of serious injury. This film shows seven case histories in an attempt to explain the cause and effects of such accidents.
This film is of historical interest and reflects the cultural attitudes, medical procedures and language of the time it was made. But the issues raised are timeless.