Plate 5. License plate imprint in wood utility pole.

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Title

Plate 5. License plate imprint in wood utility pole.

Subject

Segal, Murray D.
Research on Fatal Highway Collisions.
Traffic fatalities.

Description

The last external program of the Department of Legal Medicine was the Research on Fatal Highway Collisions project; Alfred L. Moseley, a psychologist, was the principal investigator. The project, funded by a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health of the U.S. Public Health Service, started its work in December 1958. The project was criticized for its methodology, however, and an ad hoc committee appointed to evaluate it determined that the project "did not present a research design supported by data but were instead written around conclusions" and that it would not be profitable to continue the research. The project was closed down on June 30, 1963.
The Research on Fatal Highway Collisions did print two volumes of its research papers and also this report by Murray D. Segal to the Highway Research Board. The plate shows the imprint of a license plate on a utility pole, indicating the point, direction, attitude, and height of the collision impact.

Creator

Segal, Murray D.

Source

Segal, Murray D., 1949-
Procedures for investigating environmental factors
in fatal highway collisions, [1962].

Date Created

1962

Format

image

Extent

1 printed photograph

Language

English

Type

image

Identifier

E49.B26.

Provenance

Gift of Alfred L. Moseley to the Library of Harvard Medical School, 1962.

Files

0003637_ref.jpg

Citation

Segal, Murray D., “Plate 5. License plate imprint in wood utility pole.,” OnView, accessed February 29, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/17800.

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