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


[Box 028] Motorcycle Safety Files, Motor Vehicle Safety (Seatbelt) Files, & Poisoning Files. — 1959-1960; 1966; 1968-1993; 1995-1996; 2000; 2002; undated.. — 1 box
Creator: Baker, Susan
Motorcycle Safety Files include journal articles (not by Baker), correspondence, data, newsletters, papers (not by Baker), reports, congressional testimony, newspaper clippings, news releases, and meeting notes as listed below.
Articles & reprints are on the following topics: moped, minibike, and motorcycle accidents; daytime motorcycle headlight operation & laws; and motorcycle helmet use laws. There is correspondence to and from Baker as president of the American Association of Automotive Medicine, AAAM, along with editorials, objecting to or supporting Baker’s published comments about motorcycle safety, 1975-1978. There are also materials from the Canadian Department of Transportation about mopeds in Canada. There are correspondence about moped statistics in Europe; correspondence with Gerry Brewster (member of MD House of Delegates) concerning Maryland motorcycle helmet laws; and other general correspondence. Data (tables – notes and computer printouts) are by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Service Systems & the Kansas Department of Transportation concerning motorcycle helmet studies. There are also data on motorcycle accidents by state.
Newsletters include: NHTSA’s National Traffic Safety Newsletter & Traffic Tech as well as Injury Prevention Network. Papers concern motorcycle safety helmet use and moped safety. There are reports by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA); the National Motor Vehicle Safety Advisory Council; the National Safety Council on Motorcycle Facts; the Motorcycle Safety Foundation; and the Texas Department of Public Safety. Materials include testimony, (statements by Baker) on behalf of MedChi, before Congress regarding motorcycle helmet use laws, 1980-1981. Baker was a consultant to MedChi’s Transportation Safety Committee from 1974 until 1985. Other documents include legislation (website printout) regarding Maryland State mandatory motorcycle helmet law, 2010; newspaper clippings (photocopies) and news releases about mopeds; and the Conference Proceedings from the Twenty-First Stapp Car Crash Conference hosted by the Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory, 1977.
Motor vehicle safety (seatbelt) files include journal articles, monographs, newsletters, newspaper articles (copies), papers, and reports as listed below. These materials were not authored by Baker .
Monographs, journal articles, and papers pertain to seat belts: seat belt use in the U. S.; mandatory seatbelt laws; incentives and strategies to increase safety belt use; improper use of seat belts; rear seat occupants; automatic shoulder belts; child restraint misuse; non-use of seatbelts by intoxicated drivers; and the effect of safety belts on morbidity and health care costs. There are newsletters by the NHTSA, the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center’s Highway Safety Highlights, and The UMTRI Research Review. There are Newspaper articles (copies) about air bags; seat belt law enforcement and freedoms; public attitudes toward mandatory belt use; and making sure seat belts fit properly. There are Reports by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI); and GM. Other materials include correspondence (not by Baker); seat belt usage survey data (tables)-surveys conducted by the Maryland Association, Women’s Highway Safety Leaders; Senate of Maryland bills on mandatory seat belt laws, 1985 and incentives for promoting seat belt use, 1983; Baker's notes about Mandatory seat belt laws in various states; and pamphlets and booklets by the NHTSA and Virginia polytechnic Institute.
Poisoning files include articles from journals, bibliography, correspondence, data in the form of tables and graphs, newsletters, papers, and reports as listed below. With the exception of correspondence, the bulk of these materials were not authored by Baker.
Journal and magazines articles are on a range of poison-related topics: occupational and environmental exposures; poisoning patterns; accidental poisoning; child-resistant containers; the role of the druggist in poison control programs; Maryland’s Poisoning Information Centers, 1970; childhood poisonings; epidemiology of poisoning accidents; poisonous snake bites; drug-related deaths in the U.S. and in Finland; poison prevention methods; and the effectiveness of poison centers. There are data (tables & graphs) about rates of poisoning; FDA poison Control Case Report Summaries, 1980; death from various substances; leading causes of fatal poisoning among young children; and hospitalization rates and deaths by substance, race, sex, and age. There are papers about prescription drug ingestion in young children; poison control centers; poison control, treatment and information; poison prevention in local health departments; substances requiring special packaging; and dangerous products that are frequently ingested. Reports include: the Victorian Injury Surveillance System (V.I.S.S.)--edition on poisonings in early childhood; the Annual Report of the AAPCC (American Association of Poison Control Centers) National Data Collection System; CDC report on hospitalizations for injury and poisoning in the U. S.; MMWR reports; and the National Clearinghouse for Poison Control Centers Bulletin, “Tabulations of Reports”.
Newsletters & Bulletins include: NEISS, National Electronic Injury Surveillance System; Virginia State Department of Health, Virginia Health Bulletin; U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s CPSC Memo & CPSC Consumer Product Safety Alert; National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS); and Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, Feedback on the most frequent admitting diagnoses, 1984. Documents also include notes (text, tables, graphs, and outlines) on cases of poisoning, 1970-1973; reported ingestions of dangerous substances by young children; and child proof packaging regulations. Other materials include bibliographies; brochures about a workshop on poison control centers, 1974; correspondence by Baker with the director of the National Clearinghouse for Poison Control Centers regarding Poison Prevention Packaging Act standards, 1976; correspondence with a former student about the EPA; and correspondence regarding research on Poison prevention policy development.