Volume 23, Issue 2 (April 1978)

    Sleeping Arrangements of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Victims in the District of Columbia—A Preliminary Report

    (Received 30 September 1977; accepted 19 October 1977)

    Published Online: April

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    Although instances of the sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) have been described as occurring under diverse circumstances of sleep, the impression has been fostered that the victim is almost invariably found dead in his crib (hence the term “crib” or “cot” death). However, information developed over the past decade in Tennessee [1] and elsewhere (13.1% of SIDS fatalities in Oklahoma investigated over a two-year period were found dead in their parents' beds) [2] and more recent data from the District of Columbia Medical Examiner's Office [3] have tended to dispel this notion.


    Author Information:

    Luke, JL
    Chief medical examiner, Washington, D.C.,


    Stock #: JFS10772J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10772J

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    Title Sleeping Arrangements of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Victims in the District of Columbia—A Preliminary Report
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    Committee E30