Monday, March 28, 2016

Dr. Waney Squier; U.K. (Aftermath 5): The Telegraph's physician/medical journalist/author James Le Fanu: 'Doctor's Diary: "She has paid the ultimate price of the loss of her professional reputation for articulating the uncomfortable truth that the validity of prevailing scientific theories might be in error."..." "The plight of parents wrongly accused of injuring their children has been a recurring theme in this paper over the past 15 years. During this time the seemingly impregnable case against them that their child’s injuries are ‘characteristic’ of abusive trauma has become increasingly uncertain. This is particularly the case with Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) – the contention that the combination of bleeding under the skull, swelling of the brain and retinal haemorrhages can only be due to violent shaking. On the contrary it is now well documented that the same triad of injuries can follow (as the accused parents protesting their innocence have maintained) a low level fall from a bed or sofa or an episode of choking." (Must Read. HL;