THE FOURTH OF JULY RECORD
On page 1806 of this issue of The Journal appears a brief summary of 1937 Fourth of July fireworks injuries. This continues, after a lapse of twenty-one years, those summaries which the American Medical Association published from 1903 to 1916 inclusive. Their renewal is necessitated by the unfortunate increase that has since occurred. Fireworks are again a serious menace to life and health. Their control must originate in the respective state legislatures; to be adequate, laws must be enacted by contiguous states. This matter should receive the immediate attention of lawmakers in the attempt to avoid or minimize totally unnecessary deaths and injuries on Independence Day, 1938.
RABIES IN ALABAMA
In Alabama, according to a recent report,1 it has been impossible to institute or enforce effective measures for controlling rabies in dogs. As a result, the manufacture and distribution of antirabies vaccine has become