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Pretrial liaison between doctors in alleged child abuse
  1. DEBORAH HODES, Consultant Community Paediatrician
  1. City & Hackney Community Services NHS Trust
  2. Royal Hospital Trust
  3. Camden & Islington Community Trust
  4. London, UK
    1. VIC LARCHER, Consultant Paediatrician
    1. City & Hackney Community Services NHS Trust
    2. Royal Hospital Trust
    3. Camden & Islington Community Trust
    4. London, UK
      1. JANE WATKEYS, Consultant Community Paediatrician
      1. City & Hackney Community Services NHS Trust
      2. Royal Hospital Trust
      3. Camden & Islington Community Trust
      4. London, UK

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        Editor,—We were interested in the annotation on pretrial or precourt hearing liaison between doctors acting as expert witnesses in the cases of alleged child abuse.1 We agree that there is considerable utility in this approach as the following case illustrates.

        A set of female triplets were initially referred to one us (DH) for review and examination following a disclosure that they had been sexually abused by their father. The children were examined by colposcopy using a standard …

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