Saturday, February 7, 2015

Shaken Baby Syndrome: Open letter signed by group of esteemed doctors, medical professionals and international experts - including Dr. Norman Guthkelch, who "started the whole SBS/triad "religion" - slams "powerful vested interests" blocking open discussion of shaken baby syndrome in the courts. Wrongful Convictions Blog. (Must Read. HL);

POST: "An open letter on shaken baby syndrome and courts: A false and flawed premise," by Phil Locke, published on the Wrongful  Convictions Blog on February 6, 2015. Thanks to the Wrongful Convictions Blog for bringing this important document to our attention. (Scooped again! HL);

GIST: "A group of 34 esteemed doctors, medical professionals, and international experts has jointly published a letter regarding the problem of how SBS is currently being prosecuted in the courts.........This is a very big deal. One excerpt from the letter: “It has to be said that there are powerful vested interests in suppressing any open discussion in, or outside, the courts about the viability of the SBS construct. The motives are financial and the preservation of reputations. One of the consequences has been the vilification of experts prepared to advance competing theories and the suppression of sensible debate.” (And if I may just interject – this is exactly what I have been saying on this blog for the last three years.) It’s notable that Dr. A. Norman Guthkelch is one of the signatories to this letter. It was his initial study, two pages long, published in the British Medical Journal in 1971, that started the whole SBS/triad “religion.”

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