The study covers 550 farming accidents, all due to other causes than mechanization. The main causes for traumatisms are, in order, cattle, falls, farming instruments and carts. Fractures are particularly frequent; wounds and bruises come next. Combined injuries amount to 3.5%. The limbs are particularly exposed. Then come the head, the neck and the thorax. Children and aged farmers are more often wounded than young adults. Death occurs in 5% of cases. Mechanization has not increased the proportion of injuries.
JOURNAL AND NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE ID#
JOURNAL: Helv Chir Acta. 1960; 27: 432-440.
Note: Helvetica Chirurgica Acta.
NLOM ID#: No ID #.
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