BakS, Susan P. Baker Collection in the Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

[Box 024] Australia Files, New Zealand Files, & Bicycle Safety Files. — circa 1970-2000;1990-2000. — 1 box
Creator: Baker, Susan
Australia Files include three newsletters: the Australian Injury Prevention Bulletin of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)-- one issue about injury mortality, 1998; Injury Issues Monitor -- pertains to injuries of all sorts, two issues, 1998 & 2000; and Hazard from the Victorian Injury Surveillance System (V.I.S.S.) -- these pertain to a wide range of issues concerning injury including, among others, the VISS database, recreational injuries to older children, home design, and road traffic fatalities, 9 issues, 1997-2000.
New Zealand Files include the Annual Report of the University of Otago’s Injury Prevention Research Unit (IPRU), 1998, which addresses a wide variety of subjects pertaining to injuries and injury prevention.
Bicycle Safety Files materials include research documents pertaining to the following studies by Baker: (1) “Sequelae of Head Injury in Young Bicylclists,” 1995 (a proposal, tables with data, report, budget, correspondence with Snell Memorial Foundation personnel, survey form, and consent forms); (2) “Preventing head Injury in Adult Bicyclists,” 1997 (a paper); (3) “Bicyclist Injuries” (proposal submitted to Snell Memorial Foundation), 1991.
The bulk of the bicycle safety materials in this box comprise numerous articles and reprints in journals and trade journals about bicycle injuries and bicycle safety, many with an emphasis on bicycle helmets and children. Topics include patterns of bicycle ownership; national trends in bicycle accidents; bicycle related injuries and disability; the effectiveness of bicycle helmets in preventing serious injury; comparisons of bicycle injuries in adults versus children; bicycle-associated head injuries and deaths in the U. S. (for adults and for children); bicycle helmet use by children; bicycle helmet laws; bicycle helmet campaigns and promotional programs in the U. S., in various states, and other countries; bicycle safety equipment; bicycle-motor vehicle collisions; cycle deaths, injury, and helmet use in other countries (England, New Zealand, and Australia); bicycle safety helmet legislation in other countries (England and Israel); how alcohol consumption effects helmet use, injury, and costs; attitudes toward helmet ownership and use by children; information sources about bicycle accidents (hospital records & police accident reports); BMX bicycles; and buyer’s guides to cycling helmets.
There are also newsletters & bulletins about bicycle safety by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS); the Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute; AAA; NHTSA; American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP); Injury Prevention Newsletter; Maryland Injury Prevention Network; Snell; and the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center. There are also newsletters from agencies in other countries, including Australia. The rest of the bicycle safety files include: fact sheets; bibliography, including printouts of references and abstracts; newspaper articles about bicycle safety and helmet laws; papers (not authored by Baker); correspondence; notes; graphs (no source listed); tables; and Website content printouts from the Children’s Safety Network. Dates of the bicycle safety files: circa 1970-1997, inclusive; 1990-1996, bulk.