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September 17, 1932

Habits for Safety: A Text-Book for Schools.

JAMA. 1932;99(12):1017. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740640059033

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These authors are particularly well equipped to prepare this type of book. Dr. Gentles is chairman of first aid life saving for the Chicago chapter of the American Red Cross and Mr. Betts is director of educational research in Northwestern University. It is becoming generally recognized that death by accident accounts for 100,000 lives annually. There are, moreover, some 10,000,000 injuries with a loss of billions of dollars due to absence from work and payment of compensation. The handbook called "Habits for Safety" is planned particularly for the young, since it is in youth that habits of safety must be developed. Various chapters in this book deal with safety in the home, at school, on the street, on the farm and in play. There are also chapters on the prevention of fires and electrical accidents, on the safety of the worker and on the administration of first aid.

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