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Dog bites in Australian children

Roy M Kimble, Natalie Dallow, Richard Franklin and Belinda Wallis
Med J Aust 2011; 195 (11): 635-636.
doi:
10.5694/mja11.11319

Teaching children how to behave around dogs can reduce the incidence

Dogs never bite me. Just humans.

Marilyn Monroe (1926–1962)

Roy M Kimble, MD, FRCS, FRACS, Professor of Paediatric Surgery1
Natalie Dallow, Research Officer2
Richard Franklin, PhD, Associate Professor of Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion3
Belinda Wallis, BBEnv(Dist), Prevention Research Officer1
1 Queensland Children’s Medical Research Institute, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD.
2 Queensland Trauma Registry, Centre of National Research on Disability and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD.
3 Anton Breinl Centre, School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD.
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