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As 64 per cent of motor vehicle accidents occur in the rural districts and 60 per cent of skull fractures are due to these accidents, the treatment of a large number of skull fractures becomes the problem of the suburban hospital and the general surgeon. The present mortality of approximately 25 per cent should be reduced by the conservative management of these cases.
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