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Article
January 26, 1957

SUMMARY OF MEDICAL ASPECTS OF AUTOMOBILE CRASH INJURIES AND DEATHS

Author Affiliations

Washington, D. C.

Surgeon General, Public Health Service, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.

JAMA. 1957;163(4):247-248. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970390023010
Abstract

• Motor-vehicle accidents represent a health problem of tremendous significance. They demand attention as insistently as any epidemic disease. They represent the interaction of the driver, the vehicle, and the road as host, agent, and environment respectively. The driver requires study just as do the other two elements, and the licensing of drivers calls for a more extensive medical evaluation than is now provided. A cooperative effort is necessary in which manufacturers, traffic engineers, law-enforcing agencies, and the medical profession will concentrate on the solution of this urgent problem.

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