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Heroes needed to conquer burning issues
  1. I B Pless
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 Professor I B Pless

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Although I have inveighed against what often appears to be an inappropriate use of the word “hero” in the context of injury prevention,1 some legitimate uses remain. Anyone who devotes more than 30 years to a single cause is surely entitled to be called heroic, perhaps even iconic. Injury prevention is a field that needs more such leaders. To be sure, names like Haddon, Baker, and Rivara come to mind; each is justly renown and if not of iconic stature already, destined to …

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