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Families of Children with Repeated Accidents
  1. Peter Husband,
  2. Pate E. Hinton

    Abstract

    The families of 24 children who attended an accident department with repeated injuries are described. The children frequently had an extrovert type of personality and there were often associated family problems. Coexistent psychiatric or organic illness in other members of the family was common. We suggest that the family background should be investigated whenever children attend a casualty department with repeated injuries, however minor they may be.

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