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March 1985

Children and Handguns: A Public Health Concern

Author Affiliations

Dr Schetky is in private practice in Wilton, Conn, and is now with the Yale University Child Study Center, New Haven, Conn.

Am J Dis Child. 1985;139(3):229-231. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1985.02140050023012

• Data on children who are killed by handguns each year are reported. Homicide, suicide, accidental death, as well as injuries by handguns, are reviewed. It is concluded that handguns are a major cause of death among children and adolescents. The medical profession is urged to take a more active role in finding solutions to this problem.

(AJDC 1985;139:229-231)