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Firearm Injuries as a Public Health Issue
Episode 76: Dr. John Petty and Dr. Marion Henry
This week we have a special episode on gun violence. The American Pediatric Surgical Association has just released a statement on firearm injuries and children. It reads, in part,:
Firearm injuries are the second most common cause of death in children who come to a trauma center, and pediatric surgeons provide crucial care for these patients. The American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA) is committed to comprehensive pediatric trauma readiness, including firearm injury prevention. APSA supports a public health approach to firearm injury.”
Our guests today are Dr. John Petty, associate professor of Surgical Sciences in Pediatrics at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital and Dr. Marion Henry, an associate professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the College of Medicine at the University of Arizona. These two doctors were instrumental drafting this new statement.
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