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JAMA 100 Years Ago
October 10, 2007


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JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer Reiling, Assistant Editor.

JAMA. 2007;298(14):1706. doi:10.1001/jama.298.14.1706-a

For some years THE JOURNAL has shown the widespread danger and damage to life and limb resulting from the use of fireworks in celebrating the Fourth of July. It has given its readers a formidable array of facts and figures to demonstrate the enormous and needless slaughter attendant on our “insane” observance of the Fourth. The public press has noted this work of THE JOURNAL and has cooperated in it in many ways. Prominent among the papers which have assisted is the Chicago Tribune , and in a recent issue is an interesting suggestion by Mr. Edward Manley, a Chicago citizen.

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