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For the fourteenth consecutive year, The Journal presents statistics of deaths and injuries resulting from the celebration of the Fourth of July. With the rapid decline in the number of casualties in the last few years, instead of relaxing its vigilance, The Journal has made extra effort to secure complete and accurate data. Blanks sent to hospitals for reports were returned with short lists or with the statement that no cases whatever were treated. Health officers, also, who formerly sent in long lists of killed
and injured, likewise had no names to report. On many of the blanks was written the significant statement: "We had a safe and sane Fourth." The data are presented in the same manner as heretofore, and in each table the comparison shows the remarkable decrease during the last few years in the number of deaths and injuries from the use of fireworks.
FIRST YEAR WITHOUT
FOURTEENTH ANNUAL SUMMARY OF FOURTH OF JULY INJURIES. JAMA. 1916;LXVII(9):676-681. doi:10.1001/jama.1916.25910090002010