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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.
Millikan GB. HAZARD FROM LID OF SCREENED BED. JAMA. 1930;95(11):816. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720110052028