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Shaken baby syndrome
  1. J Le Fanu
  1. General Practitioner, 24 Grafton Square, London SW4 0DB, UK; james.lefanu@btinternet.com

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The suggestion of Peter Richards et al that the “term” shaken baby syndrome be abandoned is of the utmost significance and merits further comment.1 Shaken baby syndrome is not a “term”, it is a self validating diagnosis where the “syndrome” of retinal and subdural haemorrhages in a young child …

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