Sids & Child Abuse

—Host Bob Edwards talks to Dr. Jerold Lucey, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Vermont and editor of `Pediatrics' magazine, about a forthcoming article regarding the incidence of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, commonly known as SIDS. The article reports the results of a British study which concludes that some deaths attributed to SIDS, are actually caused by child abuse. Meanwhile, the incidence of SIDS has been declining over the last few years since parents have been placing their infants on their backs instead of on their stomachs.



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