Victims of violence flood Rio's hospitals

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 26 November 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1394
  1. Jan Rocha
  1. Brazil correspondent, Guardian.

    A 13 year old schoolgirl has become the 40th child with bullet wounds to be treated at Rio de Janeiro's Souza Aguiar hospital since September, and the fourth to die. The girl had been hit in the head by a stray bullet during a police chase of a stolen car. Doctors in Rio say that they are now treating so many victims of gunshot wounds it is as …

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