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N Z Med J. 1983 Sep 14;96(739):681-4.

Childhood burns.


A five year retrospective survey of children admitted to Dunedin Hospital for the treatment of burn injuries was undertaken. Fifty-nine percent of the victims were male, 76% were under five years of age, and the most common type of injury was a scald. A significant number of the victims received friction burns from washing machine wringers. This finding contrasts with other burn surveys and a number of possible explanations are advanced. More in depth investigations of specific incidents are required to assist and assess the efficacy of current preventive efforts.

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