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Podcast: Fire At the Cocoanut Grove

Disaster struck at a packed Boston nightclub 75 years ago. What happened next became a milestone in burn care.

It was Saturday night of Thanksgiving weekend, 1942. The Cocoanut Grove nightclub was filled to capacity. Soldiers were home from the front lines of World War II, football fans were celebrating a game between Holy Cross and Boston College, and a cowboy-movie star, Buck Jones, was there with his entourage.

When the fire broke out, there...

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