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September 13, 1930


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1640 Oak Grove Avenue, Pasadena, Calif.

JAMA. 1930;95(11):816. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720110052028

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To the Editor:  —I have recently passed through the bitterest experience of my life in losing a year old grandchild. She was strangled by catching her head under the lid of a screened bed. The need of an automatic lid fastener for such beds is imperative, and I have taken every means I can think of to urge this point. I have written to manufacturers of beds and to child specialists, and I am now writing you hoping that it may be possible to publish at least a word of caution in your journal. The need of an automatic fastener seems to me very great—one which would securely fasten the lid whether the nurse remembered it or not.

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