oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Road accidents and injuries

Volume 8, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



A study was made of 1,000 injury-producing automobile accidents. Head injury was most frequently sustained, followed in order by in juries of extremities, torso and spine. Multiple injuries were very common, consisting usually of head injury combined with injury to another body area. Many injuries were minor, but a substantial number were very serious and call for concerted efforts by teams of neurosurgeons, orthopaedic and plastic surgeons. The time may be becoming near when an accident centre will have to be conceived. Lecture to the National Road Safety Council of Southern Rhodesia.

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