Emerg Med J 20:110 doi:10.1136/emj.20.1.110-a
  • Book review

Child safe: a practical guide for preventing childhood injuries

M A Brandenburg. (Pp228; $14). Three Rivers Press, 2000. ISBN 0-6098-0412-X

  1. D Hulbert
  1. Emergency Department, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, UK

      Child safe is a book officially endorsed by the American Academy of Emergency Medicine written by a doctor who is a practicing emergency physician in a trauma emergency centre in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It is written for the non-medical audience and draws on the author's considerable experience of trauma and illness in childhood. It is suggested reading for parents, …

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