The "Discovery" of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: Lessons in the Practice of Political Medicine

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INDEX
"aborted SIDS," 14
academia, insult to, 82-83
acute necrotizing laryngitis, 85
age, as SIDS factor, 17
age distribution, 10-11
airway: obstruction of, 16; occlusion of, 13
allergy, 12
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), 52, 60, 175; Committee on the Infant and Preschool Child, 53
American Journal of Psychiatry, 51
American SIDS Institute, 185
anoxia, 85
apnea, 14
apnea monitor, 14
appeals, to local pride, 74
appropriations, see funds
Appropriations Bill ( 1965), 23
appropriations subcommittee, 47
armchair scientists, 12
assistance received, 86
atrocity stories, 77-80
autopsy(ies), 9; in Cook County, 76; lack of money for, 88-89; legislation, 20; paying for, 131-132; practices, 86; procedures, 84; results, 85
beltway bandits, 174-175
bloody froth, SIDS victims, 12
brainwaves, differences in, 17
breathing: patterns, 16; temporary cessation of, 14
breathing mechanisms, differences in, 17
budget allocations, 45
bureaucracy: and SIDS management study, 90-91; tyranny of, 93-94
Bureau of Community Health Services, 153
burnout, 137-138, 173
Califano, Joseph, assistance from, 179-180
camapign contributions, 66
celebrities, searching for, 140-143
chapters, SIDS Foundation, 137; chartering of, 139; composition of, 138; financial reports, 139-140; nonparticipants, 138-139
Chicago: NSIDSF move to, 144-145; SIDS families in, 74-76
Children's Bureau, 32
Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center (COHMC), 82, 185
Choate, Judie, 27-28, 53; resignation of, as executive director, 143-144
chronic oxygen deprivation, 14
clean bill, 104-105
colds, 10
common cold, 17
community rankings, in handling SIDS, 86-87
community resources, mobilization of for SIDS programs, 164-165, 166-167
Connelly, John, 76-77
consciousness raising, 91
coroners, see medical examiners
Council of Guild for Infant Survival, 184

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  • Title Page iii
  • Foreword v
  • Preface vii
  • Contents ix
  • List of Appendixes x
  • Introduction xi
  • 1 1
  • 2 - What is Sids? 8
  • 3 - Disturbing the Peace 18
  • 4 - The Battle Plan 29
  • 5 - The Power of Warren Magnuson 41
  • 6 - Sensitizing Professionals 50
  • 7 - The Mondale Hearings 57
  • 8 - Campaigning on the Local Level 68
  • 9 - Our Nader Report"" 81
  • 10 - The Satisficers 93
  • 11 - House Hearings 101
  • 12 - Senate Hearings: Second Round 107
  • 13 117
  • 14 - Implementation: Pushing on a Rope 124
  • 15 - Keeping the Foundation Afloat 136
  • 16 - Collaborating with Nimh 146
  • 17 - A Dual System for Helping Families 152
  • 18 - The Mobilization Contract 163
  • 19 - Calling the Cops 172
  • Epilogue 184
  • Glossary of Names 197
  • Appendix I 203
  • Appendix II 206
  • Appendix III 209
  • Appendix VI 211
  • Appendix V 214
  • Appendix VI 216
  • Appendix VII 218
  • Appendix VIII 221
  • Index 233
  • About the Author 239
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