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TitleHead injuries in car occupants: report on a pilot study
AuthorsSimpson DA, Paix BR, Ryan GA, Blumbergs PC, Scott G, Kloeden CN, McLean AJ
Year1991
TypePresentation
AbstractThree years ago, the RACS published a book with this arresting tide, by seven wise men and one wise woman, who are widely known, and widely revered, as Trinca's Thinkers. No doubt this book is familiar to all of us, on every traumatologist's coffee table, but I want to remind you that the philosophic authors postulated five strategies to meet this global challenge. These strategies are complementary, but their implementation requires different skills. Reducing traffic exposure and preventing traffic crashes require especially skills in civil engineering and in car design. Behaviour modification is especially the field of psychology and law enforcement. Post-injury management is the medical field: the concern of surgeons, intensivists and ambulance officers. The fourth strategy, injury control, relates to making road crashes survivable. Many disciplines converge to implement this strategy, and surgery not least: I remind you of the leading roles played by Australasian surgeons, from Hugh Cairns onwards, in exploring the potential value of protective devices like seatbelts and helmets.
Conference NameGeneral Scientific meeting of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Conference DateMay, 1991
Page Count10
Notesavailable from CASR library on request

Reference
Simpson DA, Paix BR, Ryan GA, Blumbergs PC, Scott G, Kloeden CN, McLean AJ (1991) Head injuries in car occupants: report on a pilot study. General Scientific meeting of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.