We have attempted, over the years, to provide our readers with informative, scientific articles on the variety of injuries that maim and kill our children. In this issue, we bring together the results of a painstaking research effort coordinated by the Division of Injury Epidemiology and Control, Center for Environmental Health and Injury Control, at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Atlanta, Ga. There is an executive summary of this effort, which details the overall problem, and offers priorities for the prevention and control of accidental injuries and a series of individual reports.
Added to this collection from investigators working with the CDC are independently submitted articles that accumulated as we were reviewing the CDC collection of reports. All of these reports have undergone our usual peer-review process, and have been deemed worthy of publication. Together, they give the most comprehensive, detailed picture of this vital area of child health