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August 29, 1914


JAMA. 1914;LXIII(9):777-781. doi:10.1001/jama.1914.25710090001019

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This week, for the twelfth consecutive year, The Journal presents statistics of deaths and injuries resulting from the celebration of the Fourth of July, with particular reference to tetanus, or lockjaw resulting from these injuries. With the rapid decline in

the number of casualties in the last few years, instead or relaxing its vigilance, The Journal has made extra effort to secure complete and accurate data. As usual during the last few years, a large majority of

the blanks were returned from the hospitals with the statement that no cases were treated. From others only a few names were reported, whereas in previous years several pages were required to contain the lists. Our thanks are extended to health officers, hospital superintendents, physicians and others for the careful reports which have made these statistics practically complete and the figures fairly reliable. The data are presented in the same manner as heretofore

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