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J R Coll Gen Pract. 1975 June; 25(155): 419–423.
PMCID: PMC2157589

The child with repeated injuries—a family problem

Abstract

Recurrent injuries in children should be regarded as a symptom complex rather than a diagnosis of `accident proneness'. Investigation, which may include much listening will often reveal a family with emotional problems. The family doctor who can see the family as a whole is often best placed to offer or co-ordinate help.

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