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    We need the full picture on both smacking and vaccinations

    Dear Editor

    Dr Elliman is noted for his careful methodological analysis of vaccination studies,[1] but is not so careful in his recent analysis of physical punishment.[2]

    The American Academy of Pediatric's co-sponsored scientific consensus conference on corporal punishment used a more scientific approach than the Elliman-Lynch summary. First, it carefully defined spanking as a subset of corporal punish...

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