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August 10, 1957

EPILEPSY AND THE WISCONSIN DRIVER'S LICENSE LAW

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324 E. Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee 2.

JAMA. 1957;164(15):1705-1706. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980150073021

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Abstract

To the Editor:—  During the past 10 years the division of nervous and mental diseases of the commission on state agencies of the Wisconsin State Medical Society has waged a vigorous campaign to eradicate archaic and discriminatory laws. These statutes pertaining to outmoded regulations on commitment and restrictive legislation run the gamut from the insane to the epileptic. In the light of medical progress in the past 25 years there appears to be an anachronistic situation in which social progress has not kept pace with medical advances.Persons with well-controlled epilepsy constitute about 70% of the total epileptic population. Despite such a person's good response to medical care, he was brought face to face with the stark realization that he had to combat a whole host of discriminations. This included fields of education, employability, driving a motor vehicle, marriage, sterilization, and even commitment to mental hospitals or colonies for the

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