“Shaken baby syndrome” and forensic pathology

@article{Greeley2014ShakenBS,
  title={“Shaken baby syndrome” and forensic pathology},
  author={Christopher S. Greeley},
  journal={Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology},
  year={2014},
  volume={10},
  pages={253-255}
}
  • C. Greeley
  • Published 16 February 2014
  • Medicine
  • Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology
The controversy [1] that has surrounded abusive head trauma (AHT) for the past decade is, at its core, fabricated. The premise that the vigorous shaking of an infant is dangerous to that infant is agreed upon by all but the most adamant critics. The complex features of AHT are often disparagingly distilling simply to ‘‘The Triad’’; a term devoid of any real clinical meaning and not used at all in practice. There are two primary drivers of the current debate over AHT. Firstly, there are… Expand
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