Medicine: Housewife's Hazards

Being a housewife is a hazardous occupation. Every year there are 4,000,000 accidents in U.S. homes which disable somebody for at least a day, and as often as not the housewife is blamed for carelessness. This, says Thomas Fansler of the National Safety Council, is unfair. At a forum on "Occupation Housewife" in Pittsburgh last week, Fansler told why:

"The average housewife has little more training than that afforded by an elective home economics course in high school. With this, she is expected to deal daily with steam and hot liquids, fire, sharp hand tools, glass and other fragile objects, detergents, harsh...

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