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J R Soc Med. 1991 March; 84(3): 163–164.
PMCID: PMC1293138

Accident proneness and illness proneness: a review.


Accident proneness may be an episodic or a lifelong disability. It is suggested that many of the chronically accident prone individuals are the same as those prone to recurrent organic illnesses, that is they suffer from a congenital 'diathesis'.

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