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Author American Public Health Association. Technical Development Board. Program Area Committee on Accident Prevention

Title Accident prevention : the role of physicians and public health workers / editorial consultant, Maxwell N. Halsey
Published New York : Published for the American Public Health Association, Inc. with the cooperation of the Public Health Service, Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington [by Blakiston Division, McGraw-Hill, 1961]
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Description 1 online resource ( xx, 400 pages : illustrations, forms, maps)
Summary "Numerous books that cover various phases of accident prevention have been written, although none have been written primarily to serve physicians and public health workers. This volume attempts to do so. In order to help the reader organize the material presented, chapters relating general areas of accident prevention basic to all fields of safely include the following: Chapter 1, The Magnitude of the Problem; 2, Community Organization; 3, The Epidemiology of Accidents; 4, The Family Approach; 16, The Physician's Role; 17, Public Health Programs; 18, Programs for Physicians and Medical Societies; 19, Fact Gathering; 20, Professional Education; and 20, Research. Readers primarily interested in traffic accident prevention will find Chapter 8, Traffic Safety, the central core, and references to various segments of traffic safety covered in Chapter 5, Childhood Accidents; 6, Accidents to the Aged; 9, Farm Safety; 11, Medical Aspects of Industrial Fleet Driving; 12, School Safety; and 15, Emergency Care. Chapter 7, Home Safety, covers the basic information on this subject, but additional aspects will be found in Chapters 4, The Family Approach; 5, Childhood Accidents; and 6, Accidents to the Aged. Those concerned primarily with childhood accidents will be interested in Chapter 5. They may wish to see additional information on childhood accidents in Chapters 4, The Family Approach; 7, Home Safety; 12, School Safety; and 13, Recreational Safety. For those especially interested in Chapter 6, Accidents to the Aged, there is some additional information in Chapter 4, The Family Approach; and 7, Home Safety. Chapter 10, Industrial Safety; 14, Private Flight Safety; and 15, Emergency Care, are largely self-contained, chiefly requiring supplementation by the common denominator Chapters 1 to 4, and 16 to 21. The book is not fundamentally a detailed treatise containing large numbers of technical terms. It is largely descriptive and explanatory in nature." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Notes Includes index
Also issued in print
Subject Accidents -- Prevention.
Accident Prevention.
Form Electronic book
Author Halsey, Maxwell N. (Maxwell Nicoll), 1902- editor