Year: 1973 Source: Life-Threatening Behavior, v.3, no.4, (Winter 1973), p.298-304 SIEC No: 19861019

This paper examines some of the known facts about sudden infant death syndrome, such as its occurrence in the past, some of the theories & hypotheses proposed & rejected or unproven concerning its etiology, & a description of typical findings upon investigation of such a death. The psychological damage to the parents is presented as a problem to be considered in the approach & attitude of the coroner, police, examining physician, & general public including neighbours & relatives. 7 Ref.