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


[Box 044] The Injury Fact Book, Second Edition, Research Files. — 1947; 1963; 1977; 1981-1991; undated. ;1986-1991. — 1 box
Creator: Baker, Susan
The Second Edition of Baker’s book, The Injury Fact Book, was published in 1992 (the first edition was published in 1984). The bulk of these materials comprise articles and reports, as described below. There are also several data tables. The vast majority of these documents are dated after 1984. One exception is the final folder, “Raw Data & Source,” these materials are dated 1979-1983.
Articles, reprints, & offprints (copies, microfilm copies) are on the following topics: seat-belts; drinking and driving; child seats; farm injuries; speed limits; head & spinal cord injuries; hip fractures; motor vehicle injuries and deaths; animal bites; injuries to children; occupational injuries & deaths; homicides; suicides; natural disaster injuries; firearms; drowning; boating injuries; pedestrian injuries; lightning related deaths; falls, falls among the elderly, and falls among children; fires and burns; strangulation and asphyxiation; bicycle injuries; bicycle helmets; injuries from fireworks; army aviation accidents; children shooting children; gun laws; & heavy truck accidents. Many of these discuss variables of age, gender, and race. Reports are by the following organizations: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS); The University of Michigan, Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI); National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), U. S. General Accounting Office (GAO), University of North Carolina, Highway Safety Research Center (UNC HSRC); American Association of Poison Control Centers; National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS); and the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; among others. Documents include a copy of the Federal Register and MMWR. Topics of reports include speed limits; seat-belts; bicycle helmets; drinking and driving; vehicle size; 1988 traffic fatalities; NHTSA’s federal motor vehicle safety enforcement standards, 1986; rail-highway crossing accidents; poisonings; suicide; homicide; firearm injuries and deaths; and burn injuries.
Data (tables—printouts, published, and hand written) include death rates by cause, age, gender, and place of residence. There are also population estimates as well as data on motorcycles and mopeds and Native American’s injuries. Other documents include correspondence; bibliography; printouts of literature search results, and abstracts; a press release on populations data; & papers on the following topics: drowning; poisoning; occupational injuries; suicide; homicide; and Injury prevention.