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Article
January 26, 1957

PREVENTIVE MEDICAL ASPECTS OF AUTOMOBILE CRASH INJURIES AND DEATHS

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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