National Geographic : 1930 May
© 1930 Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. Help the Healthy More children between five and fifteen are killed by accidents than by diphtheria, scarlet fever, typhoid, appendicitis and measles-combined ANY of the boys and girls (w Lwho are killed by accidents are daring, adventurous, fun-loving, bubbling over with high spirits, ready to take chances, heedless of danger. If children are not provided with proper playgrounds they will play in the streets-where most accidents happen. If they haven't been taught watchfulness on streets and high ways, they are in danger every time they leave the house. Twenty thousand children under i5 were killed last year by accidents nearly 30 per cent of them by auto mobiles; the rest by drownings, burns, the careless use of firearms, falls and other causes. You guard a delicate child in- c. ... " ' :IEI - nia 5( i;i LF~ ' jL EF~ stinctively. Guard the healthy one thoughtfully. Teach him that only he can protect himself against dangers greater than disease. People who have not learned reason able caution in childhood are likely to continue to be heedless in later years. Eighty thousand people, I5 years of age or over, were killed by accidents last year. Falls on stairs or from rickety stepladders, chairs, boxes and window sills cause thou sands of deaths at home. Accidents are the sixth greatest cause of death for people of all ages; the first cause of death among children from 5 to 15. Send for Metropolitan's booklet on accident prevention. Ask for Booklet 530-N. Mailed free upon request. METROPOLITAN LIFE INSURANCE FREDERICK H. ECKER, PRESIDENT COMPANY ONE MADISON AVE., NEW YORK, N. Y. "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."