From Stillwater-Ponca City (OK) Ostomy Outlook Nov 1996:

Advice from a Physician About Safety Belts

by John L. Rowbothan, MD, Boston, via Midland-Odessa (TX) the Detour

You mentioned criticism some people had about wearing safety belts in their autos. It is reported that safety belts are harmful to abdominal stomas. You have asked my opinion; it is simple and straightforward.

I would rather treat an injured stoma in a live patient than look at a healthy stoma in a dead one. There is no question in my mind about the value of safety belts in autos. Anyone arguing that such a belt should not be worn is making an excuse, not giving a reason. Inevitably, the failure to wear a safety belt is sheer laziness and stupidity. Any further discussion of the matter is irrelevant.

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