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John C. Burnham, professor of history at Ohio State University resently contributed electronic versions of the notes and citations to his book, Accident Prone: A history of technology, psychology, and misfits of the machine age (2009). Chicago: University of Chicago Press. The book was very favorably reviewed by David Hemenway in Injury Prevention (2011), doi: 10.1136/ip.2011.031658. This greatly facilitated adding previously unidentified historic records to the SafetyLit database.
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