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Preventing Gun Deaths in Children

OPEN The New England journal of medicine | 1 Jan 2013

JS Palfrey and S Palfrey
Abstract
As practicing pediatricians who have lost patients to gun violence, we join our colleagues in mourning the 20 children and their teachers who were killed in Newtown, Connecticut, on December 14, 2012. Our sadness is deepened by our knowledge that the deaths, terror, and post-traumatic stress of the relatives and friends left behind could have been prevented. Prevention is the core of pediatric work. We aim to protect children from all things that can harm them. Injuries are the biggest threat to U.S. children over 1 year of age. In 2010, gun-related injuries accounted for 6570 deaths of children and . . .
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Terrorism, Mourning, Prevention, The Core, Pediatrics, Disaster film, English-language films, Physician
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