Margaret A.WinklerMDIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Senior EditorsIndividualAuthor
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To the Editor: The article on sleepiness, driving,
and motor vehicle crashes by the Council on Scientific
Affairs1 is extremely important. The conclusions about the
importance of increased awareness of the relationship between
sleepiness and motor vehicle crashes, the role of physicians in
providing advice that will help prevent the problem, and the importance
of further research on the topic cannot be denied. However, several
issues require additional comment.
Smith AP. Reducing Sleepiness on the Roads and on the Wards. JAMA. 1999;281(2):134-135. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-281-2-jac80019