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National Medical Association Surgical Section Position Paper on Violence Prevention: A Resolution of Trauma Surgeons Caring for Victims of Violence

Edward E. Cornwell III, MD; David Jacobs, MD; Mark Walker, MD; Lenworth Jacobs, MD, MPH; John Porter, MD; Arthur Fleming, MD; L. D. Britt, MD, MPH; Vernon Henderson, MD; Frederick Cason, MD; Anthony Morgan, MD; Kenneth Davis Jr, MD; Paul Cunningham, MD; James Tate, MD; Norma Smalls, MD; Dennis Dove, MD; Raymond Bynoe, MD; Collin E. M. Brathwaite, MD; Steven Stain, MD; Andre R. Campbell, MD; Orlando Kirton, MD; Rosalyn Sterling-Scott, MD; Albert O. Duncan, MD; Lambros D. Angus, MD; Wendell Goins; Haile Mezghebe, MD; S. M. Siram, MD; Sharon Henry, MD
JAMA. 1995;273(22):1788-1789. doi:10.1001/jama.1995.03520460070038.
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The epidemic of intentional injury continues to be a leading cause of premature death in America. The ravages of violence are particularly devastating within the minority community. With this position paper from the Surgical Section of the National Medical Association (the country's oldest and largest organization of minority physicians), a group of trauma surgeons and surgical intensivists resolve to focus on underused violence prevention opportunities and to extend their spheres of influence beyond the walls of their institutions and emphasize violence prevention activities.

(JAMA. 1995;273:1788-1789)


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