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Dept. of Psychology SIDS workshop


1 hour 18 minutes

Original Description

Session of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: Informational Workshop, held October 20-21, 1979, at Portland State University.


Dr. Alfred Steinschneider was Director of the SIDS Research Program at University of Maryland Medical School in Baltimore, MD. His lecture provides a general overview of the current state of knowledge about crib death, distinguishing between diaphragmatic and obstructive apnea, examining the use of electronic monitoring devices as preventative measures, and discussing the distinguishing characteristics of babies considered more likely than others to die of sudden infant death syndrome. Introduction to the lecture was provided by Larry Lewman M.D., Multnomah County Medical Examiner.

Transferred and preserved by Portland State University Library’s Special Collections with the generous support of the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Oregon State Library.


Sudden infant death syndrome -- Prevention, Children

Original Format

Reel to reel, 3.75ips, 1/4 track, mono


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Transcript added November 3, 2020.

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