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January 26, 1957

PREVENTIVE MEDICAL ASPECTS OF AUTOMOBILE CRASH INJURIES AND DEATHS

Author Affiliations

Washington, D. C.

From the Office of the Surgeon General, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service. Dr. Miller is now Director of the Institute of Industrial Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

JAMA. 1957;163(4):240-241. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970390016007
Abstract

• The place to apply the philosophy of prevention concerning automobile accidents is at the point where individuals receive licenses permitting them to drive. A medical condition, be it physical or mental, that can cause a driver to be a poor risk should be detected by adequate screening and testing. Thus may we solve the basic problem of sorting out those individuals who will constitute a hazard to themselves and others, while on the highways.

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