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September 1950

News and Comment: ANNOUNCEMENTS

Am J Dis Child. 1950;80(3):532. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1950.04040020543028

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Meeting on Child Safety, Sponsored by American Academy of Pediatrics and National Safety Council.—The American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Safety Council will hold a joint meeting on Tuesday, October 17, at 8 p.m., in the Grand Ballroom of the Palmer House, Chicago, to discuss methods of preventing accidents among children. The main objectives of this joint meeting are (1) to focus national attention on the importance of child safety, (2) to develop practical methods whereby the medical profession and other safety interests can mutually aid in reducing the high accident toll among children and (3) to stimulate research in the cause and prevention of child accidents.

With the conquest of the communicable diseases of children, accidents now represent the leading cause of death and an outstanding cause of disablement and other injuries among children at all ages from 1 to 14. The highest rates are in the

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