Medicine: Accident Record

Taking advantage of the fact that the Fourth of July makes the 129,000,000 inhabitants of the U. S. accident-conscious, the National Safety Council picked last week to publish the grim records of last year's accidents. One accident occurred every three seconds (total: 10,730,000), one accidental death every five minutes (total: 111,000) during the year. Wages lost on account of accidents amounted to $2,000,000,000. Other losses and expenses increased this to $3,700,000,000.

Scene of most U. S. accidents in 1936, as for many years past, was the home. Slipping in bathtubs, electric shocks, scaldings,...

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