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


[Box 027] Military Safety Files & Mortality Data Files. — 1950; 1961; 1971; 1975-1995; undated. — 1 box
Creator: Baker, Susan
Military Safety Files pertain to Baker’s studies of injuries in the military. Materials include correspondence, course materials, data, a fact sheet (U. S. Air Force Fact Sheet—on traffic safety), list of contacts, journal articles, newsletters, newspaper articles, notes by Baker, papers, and reports, as listed below.
Correspondence includes a notification of Baker's nomination to the Armed Forces Epidemiological Board (AFEB), 1994, and a letter regarding military applicants enrolled in the MPH program. Course materials are for a seminar, “Injuries in the Military,” taught by Baker for occ medical residents, August 1993. Data include computerized data printouts from data systems and published statistics, including the Metropolitan Life Foundation—Statistical Bulletin (on mortality among U. S. Service Personnel). There are data on procedures for data entry (Aeospace Forensic Data Base); causes of injury for army, navy, and airforce patients & on active duty deaths; and injury and diagnosis data worldwide. There are tables pertaining to distribution of active duty forces by service, rank, sex, and ethnic group; motor vehicle fatalities among army personnel; aircraft-related fatalities in the army; suicide by army personnel; and truck fatalities among army personnel. There are also maps about army aviation accidents. There is a list of military vital and Health statistics contacts.
Journal and trade journal articles (not by Baker) pertain to military injuries: Navy recruiting accidents; tank accident injuries; alcohol-related injuries in the Air Force; military flight safety; training injuries from exercise; methods for tracking and analyzing morbidity and illness among active duty air force aviators; air rescue, among others. Newsletters & Bulletins include Officer’s Call (training safety); Safe-T-Tips--monthly safety bulletin; Countermeasure. Newspaper articles (copies) are on the subjects of military pilot illness; changes made by the army to reduce its rate of accidents; sleeping soldier injuries; and helicopter accidents. Papers (studies, presentation papers, & course papers) are about Navy Aircraft Carrier flight deck injuries; bicycle helmet use at military forts; aircraft accidents; the army safety program; ejection survival; seat belt utilization in U. S. Army vehicles; and aircraft bird strikes. Reports include army technical reports about the epidemiology of injuries in the army and other military populations and military injury surveillance and prevention [includes many overhead projector transparencies]. There is also a 1988 Worldwide Survey of Substance Abuse and Health Behaviors among military personnel. Military file dates: 1971; 1975-1976; 1979-1980; 1982-1995; undated.
Mortality Data files are mostly in the form of tables and graphs from computerized data printouts, handwritten graphs and tables, and published statistics. Many tables are divided by race, sex, and age. These data pertain to: accidental poisoning; asphyxiation by food; bicycle accidents; drowning; falls; fire; homicides; infant & childhood mortality from various causes; motorcycle accidents; pedestrian accidents; suffocation; and suicides. Mateials include, “Deaths from 281 Selected Causes” (includes cause of death, race, sex, and age). Mortality data files also include correspondence regarding data; notes; an outline: “Alcohol & Injuries – Susan P. Baker;" and a journal article on osteoporosis (not by Baker). Dates: circa 1950; 1961; 1975-1981.