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Document of the month: September 2010

Michel among the hazards of life at home.
The fastest car, the steepest mountain or a ship in a storm are less dangerous than the kitchen, the stairs or the bedroom of a modern house. Simple things like an electric plug, a tube of aspirin left lying on a table, a kettle of boiling water or a forgotten edge tool will make more cripples and kill more children this year (1961) than polio and tuberculosis together. From the moment he draws breath, a child is surrounded by danger.
Taken from a photo report by Jean Mohr. Switzerland, 1961.

Child playing with electric plug
WHO/Jean Mohr

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Taken from the "Photographic Archives, Sub-fonds Photographs"

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