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Support for this project was provided by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The views presented are those of the Institute of Medicine Committee on Injury Prevention and Control and are not necessarily those of the funding organization.
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Reducing the burden of injury : advancing prevention and treatment / Richard J. Bonnie, Carolyn E. Fulco, Catharyn T. Liverman, editors ; Committee on Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Institute of Medicine.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0-309-06566-6 (pbk.)
1. Accidents--United States--Prevention. 2. Wounds and injuries--United States--Prevention. I. Bonnie, Richard J. II. Fulco, Carolyn. III. Liverman, Catharyn T. IV. Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Injury Prevention and Control.
HV676.A2 R44 1999
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