Rest uneasy : sudden infant death syndrome in twentieth century America / by Cowgill, Brittany,1986-;
Includes bibliographical references and index."Deaths of infants in bed" : the historical origins of SIDS -- Cause of death : SIDS -- The theory of the month club : conducting research on SIDS -- Risky babies -- Mobilization : SIDS activism -- Cause for alarm -- Sleep like a baby -- Conclusion : "the disease of theories" : discovering SIDS.Rest Uneasy investigates the processes by which SIDS became both a discrete medical enigma and a source of social anxiety construed differently over time and according to varying perspectives. Brittany Cowgill chronicles and assesses Americans' fraught but consequential efforts to explain and conquer SIDS.
Subjects: Sudden infant death syndrome.; Sudden Infant Death; Sudden Infant Death; Infant Mortality;
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