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Don’t blame the messenger: a response to Debelle et al and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
  1. Nicholas Roy Binney1,
  2. Julie Mack2,
  3. Waney Squier3
  1. 1 Exeter Test Group, University of Exeter Medical School, Exeter, UK
  2. 2 Department of Radiology, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA
  3. 3 Retired, formerly Department of Neuropathology, Oxford University John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Nicholas Roy Binney, Exeter Test Group, University of Exeter Medical School, Exeter EX4 4QD, UK; nicholasroybinney{at}gmail.com

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Instead of acknowledging the clear lessons of the Swedish Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Assessment of Social Services (SBU’s) review, Debelle et al 1 choose to attack the messenger for delivering news about the impoverished state of the medical literature on shaken baby syndrome/abusive head trauma.

They criticise the SBU’s literature search, but fail to put forward the body of unbiased literature that the SBU has supposedly …

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