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For the third consecutive year The Journal publishes statistics regarding injuries received during the Fourth of July celebration, with special reference to tetanus resulting from these injuries. The total number of cases this year is 104, surprisingly near to the number of cases in 1904, which was 105. In 1903 there were 415 cases. It is interesting likewise to compare the totals of accidents resulting from blank cartridges in the same years, which are in a like proportion. In 1903 there were 1,672 injuries from blank cartridges; in 1904, 1,005, and this year, 809. Regarding totals of accidents and their causes, we shall have further comment later in this paper.
The figures this year are from the same source as heretofore and treated in the same manner, so that any comparisons between the figures of this and either of the preceding years may be on a presumably like basis. The
FOURTH OF JULY INJURIES AND TETANUS.. JAMA. 1905;XLV(10):713-716. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.52510100047003a