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by Sidney J. Williams 1926

Our total accidental fatality rate is more than twice as great as in England and Wales, and nearly fifty percent greater than in Canada, which is next us in the list. Not only do we exceed all other countries for which records are available in automobile fatalities, owing to our much higher automobile registration per capita, but we likewise exceed theni in the fatality rate from such other common causes as falls, burns, and steam and electric railroads, while our drowning rate is exceeded only by Canada and by such maritime countries as Scotland, New Zealand, Australia, and Norway.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 25, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 27 Number 9, 1926, p. 1-4
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 21386, Date Accessed: 10/18/2017 6:14:49 PM

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