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March 14, 1959

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JAMA. 1959;169(11):1195-1211. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03000280047014
Abstract

MEDICAL GUIDE FOR PHYSICIANS IN DETERMINING FITNESS TO DRIVE A MOTOR VEHICLE 

Introduction  Traffic accidents killed about 37,000 individuals in 1958 and injured about 1,350,000, according to the National Safety Council. These data were developed from the reports of official agencies. The data refer to the number of injuries causing disability beyond the day of the accident. The U. S. Public Health Service has estimated that there are about 4,700,000 injuries annually in automobile accidents. This estimate was based on the National Health Survey of 1957-1958 which derived its data from household interviews. Persons with injuries involving one or more days of restricted activity or medical attendance were included. On the basis of the latter figure it has been predicted that 1 person in every 10 in this country will be injured or killed in a motor vehicle accident within the next four years. This constitutes one of the

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