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Squirrel bites

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 24 December 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1694
  1. J P Wyatt, registrar in paediatric surgerya
  1. a Department of Accident and Emergency, Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh EH3 9YW.
  1. Correspondence to: Mr Wyatt

    Grey squirrels were introduced to Britain from America at the turn of the century and have spread widely. Their success has been blamed for the drastic reduction in the numbers of native red squirrels.1 As grey squirrels have taken over, their interaction with humans has increased. One product of this interaction is described.

    Methods and results

    The experience of animal bites in the six years 1987-92 in two accident …

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