Children watch movies and TV dramas decorated with blood and gore and can`t always understand what`s really happening. Cartoons bring humans back to life as if by magic. Children can`t be sure what "dead" really means. Faced with the grisly details of real-life gunshot wounds, however, teen-agers can learn to kick the fantasy of romanticized violence and see it for what it is. This fact—or at least this hope—is what led several trauma surgeons at Johns Hopkins Hospital to test their theory on 96 "at risk" boys and girls, ages 7 to 17.
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