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Medical aspects of home hazards
 — report by the Medical Commission on Accident Prevention
Author(s)Alastair Nelson
Corporate AuthorMedical Commission on Accident Prevention, Royal College of Surgeons of England
PublisherRoyal College of Surgeons of England, London, 1972
Pages107 pp
SourceRoyal College of Surgeons of England, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PN.
KeywordsDomestic accidents.
AnnotationHome injuries are a serious community health hazard, vulnerable groups being the under fives and the over 65s. Among problems most likely to affect older people and discussed in this report are:This report includes discussion of these injuries to older people: falls; burns; hazards in the garden; drugs and fluids; and transmissible infections from pets. The need to educate people of all ages in safety matters and accident prevention is stressed. (RH).
Accession NumberCPA-930706017 B

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