Pediatrics: Sudden Death Syndrome

Loving parents gloat over the baby's encouraging growth and happy gurgles as they put him to bed. He is obviously in the best of health. At the next feed ing time, they are shocked to find him dead in bed. Such "crib deaths" happen in the best-doctored countries and to the best-cared-for babies. And most can never be explained. In the U.S. alone there are 10,000 such deaths a year, and they are so baffling that 50 U.S. and British medical experts met recently at the University of Washington to try to decide what can be done about them....

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