US call for mandatory skiing helmets

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 17 January 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:167
  1. Deborah Josefson
  1. San Francisco

    The recent skiing related deaths of celebrities Michael Kennedy and Sonny Bono within the same week has led to renewed calls for the use of skiing helmets to be made compulsory.

    Last month a resolution at the American Medical Association's annual meeting called for mandatory use of skiing helmets by children and adolescents. At the time, however, the association's council on scientific affairs concluded that there was insufficient evidence to support the …

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