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JAMA. 1950;144(12):1007. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920120031012.
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The Children's Hospital of Boston recently issued a small booklet, "Accident Handbook," for use in the home. Accidents to children occurring in the home were treated so frequently by the hospital and so many of these children were observed after the wrong treatment had been applied, or improper care taken, that the hospital decided that, if possible, something should be done to prevent such mistreatment. It has started therefore, through its public relations department, a preventive campaign as a form of public service. Issuance of the booklet represents a form of campaign which has seldom, if ever, been attempted by any hospital. The first edition of 100,000 has already been exhausted. It is still selling by the thousands (25 cents per copy), perhaps by the millions by this time, with many firms and institutions sending in large orders for these handbooks with the purpose of sending copies to purchasers of


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