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  1. Mike Hayes
  1. Correspondence to Dr Mike Hayes, Child Accident Prevention Trust, Canterbury Court (1.09), 1–3 Brixton Road, London SW9 6DE, UK; mhayes{at}

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Burns prevention newsletter

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