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Book and Media Reviews
August 1, 2007

Handbook of Injury and Violence Prevention

Author Affiliations

Book and Media Reviews Section Editor: John L. Zeller, MD, PhD, Contributing Editor.

JAMA. 2007;298(5):569-573. doi:10.1001/jama.298.5.571

Twenty-two years have passed since the National Academy of Sciences published its report “Injury in America,” highlighting injuries as a major public health problem, calling on the United States to step up research into the causes of traumatic injury and its prevention, and recommending the formation of a “Center for Injury Prevention” within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for managing federally funded injury research. The newly published Handbook of Injury and Violence Prevention documents the state of the art—or rather, the state of the science—of injury prevention some 2 decades later.