n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Society's ills : editor's comment

Volume 24, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... EDITORIAL March 2006 Vol.24 No.3 CME 105 In March, CME brings you the second volume of your 2-volume textbook on forensic medicine - complete, up-to-date and totally pertinent to practice in South Africa. I was particularly struck by Gert Saayman's article on gunshot injuries. The statistics are horrifying. South Africa, with a population of around 42 million, has 20 000 deaths from gunshot wounds every year. The USA, with a population of more than 60 million, has around 30 000 fatalities caused by gunshots each year - and about 16 000 of these are due to suicide and not ..

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