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A dangerous custom at funerals

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 26 September 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:856

Sir,—I venture to draw attention to the evil consequences, of which most medical men could give instances, that often follow attendance at funerals during inclement weather, and at a time when the nervous systems of the mourners and others are depressed. Careful attention to clothing and every means of protection may ward off many of the dangers arising from cold, …

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