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


[Box 026] Children's Safety Files, Haddon Files, & Lecture Files. — circa 1960-1990;2000-2002. — 1 box
Creator: Baker, Susan
Children’s Safety Files (“Kidds”) pertain to a wide range of child safety concerns including motor vehicle safety; seat belts and car child seat restraints; bicycle injuries; burns; choking and suffocation; cuts; daycare injuries; drowning; falls; head injuries; home injury prevention; injury prevention; injury prevention and public policy; pedestrian injuries; pediatric life support; play accidents; poisoning; road accidents; injury prevention; first aid; and violence. Documents include materials about childhood injury in other countries (Canada & Sweden). Few if any of the documents were authored by Baker. Files contain abstracts; bibliography; correspondence; numerous copies of journal articles; notes; educational materials including leaflets, guides, pamphlets, & booklets (by, among others, the IIHS); letters to the editor; many papers (including research studies) on a variety of topics including the epidemiology of fatal childhood injuries; and newsletters (Childsafe Crier, Physicians for Automotive Safety News, Research Notes-NHTSA, and Department of Transportation--Transport and Road Research Laboratory). There are also newspaper clippings (copies); notes; reports (from the Canadian Institute of Child Health, the National Transportation Safety Board and the U. S. Department of Transportation); and reprints. Includes 1 slide (35mm), of a room. Dates: 1970-1990, inclusive; 1980-1985, bulk.
Lecture Files pertain to talks given by Baker, primarily, and some talks by others. Materials include printed outlines, slides, notes, and the text of talks from presentations by Baker. There are numerous notes. There are outlines of ideas for talks, correspondence about Baker’s speaking engagements, and copies of newspaper clippings. Baker draws from her research studies for talk content. Topics of Baker's talks include injury prevention; epidemiology of injuries; drinking and driving injuries; injury in America; costs of injury; injury severity & ISS; injuries in the military; aircraft mishap prevention; preventing childhood injury through policy change; injuries in children and the elderly; motor vehicle and highway safety; and consumer product safety. Baker gave talks to many different organizations, at conferences, medical resident seminars, guest lectures in courses, guest talks in academic seminars on campuses, remarks at events and campaigns, and at awards ceremonies in honor of her contributions. At least one of the talks was in another country (Isreal). Dates: Circa 1967-1990, inclusive; circa 2000-2002; 1975-1985, bulk.
Haddon Files consist of publications and papers by and about William Haddon. Haddon was the director of the National Highway Safety Bureau (1966-1969), appointed by President Johnson. He was the president of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) starting in 1969. Most documents are authored by Haddon, some are about him and his work. Materials include journal articles; bibliography (of Haddon's publications); biographical sketches and a CV of Haddon; newsletter articles; newspaper articles and editorials; papers presented at conferences and annual meetings; reprints; and statements by Haddon at congressional hearings. Subjects pertain to driving and road safety, motor vehicle design, safety standards, safety tests, and vehicle inspections. There are also articles on skiing. Dates: circa 1960-1981, inclusive.