Aviation Files, folders # 1-15, pertain to the Age 60 Rule, a federal aviation regulation that prohibits air carriers from hiring pilots that are 60 years old or older. Materials include Age 60 Rule chronology; commentary; correspondence; data (tables—printouts); Age 60 Rule internet resource-list of websites; articles & reprints (from journals and magazines); legislation (copies); FAA Age 60 Rule Study Panel of Experts meeting materials and presentation slide printouts; newspaper articles (copies); notes; papers; survey question responses; press release; reports; safety recommendations (NTSB); and web page printouts. Includes one transparency for overhead projector.
Baker was a member of the Age 60 Rule Study project’s panel of experts & a panel meeting attendee. Includes a paper co-authored by Baker: “Commentary: The Age 60 Rule as Protection Against Pilot Medical Incapacitation: Is It Still Valid? Dates of Aviation files: 1959; 1961; 1969; 1970-1972; 1974; 1978; 1980-1983; 1985; 1989-1994; 1997; 1999-2000; undated
Asphyxiation Files, folders #16-39, include: accident reports; an annotated bibliography; book chapters; FDA bulletin; AAP conference materials and AAP Task Force on Food and Choking materials; Illustrations (table and figure); journal articles; newspaper articles; notes; pamphlets; paper drafts; papers; press releases & news broadcast (typescript); and a student class paper.
Materials authored by Baker include articles, a paper draft, and a prepublication: “A National Review of Food Asphyxiation Mortality in Children, 1979-1981” (prepublication), 1983; “Childhood Asphyxiation by Choking or Suffocation” (JAMA), 1980; “Childhood Injuries: The Community Approach to Prevention (Journal of Public Health Policy), 1981; “Food Asphyxiation in Children” (paper draft).
Includes materials for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) conference and Task Force on Food and Choking in Children (Baker was a member of the Task Force), 1983. Dates of Asphyxiation files: 1844; 1854; 1902; 1905; 1926; 1936; 1971-1978; 1980-1984; 1991; 1993; 1995; 1999; undated. Materials overlap with Choking Files.
Choking Files, folders #40-54, include: the AAP Task Force on Food and Choking materials; correspondence; journal and magazine articles; notes; pamphlets; papers; & reports.
Includes Food and Choking in Children, the AAP report to the FDA, created by the AAP Task Force on Food and Choking (Baker, et. al.), 1983. Also includes a paper draft by Baker, “Childhood Asphyxiation by Food: A National Analysis and Overview, and a table by Baker: “Adult Asphyxiation on Food, Deaths in Baltimore City, 1970 thru June ’76.” Dates of choking files: 1965; 1972-1973; 1975-1978; 1982-1984; 1986-1988; 1993; undated.