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Article
January 26, 1957

GENERAL MEDICAL ASPECTS OF AUTOMOBILE CRASH INJURIES AND DEATHS

JAMA. 1957;163(4):225-227. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970390001001
Abstract

• The increase in the absolute number of fatal automobile accidents per year in the United States is offset somewhat by a decrease in number of deaths per million miles of travel. This encourages hopes of further success in a program of prevention. Public apathy must be overcome by education; traffic laws need continued revision; and safer automobiles must be provided. The requisite basis of facts for this program should be obtained by research. A foundation for this purpose should be financed by contributions from the many agencies who would benefit by its findings.

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