Waney Squier and shaken baby syndrome: implications for medicine and the medical expert witness

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By Toni C. Saad

By recounting her involvement in the controversy around Shaken Baby Syndrome and making an evidence-based case against the validity of this diagnosis, Waney Squier has given the medical profession an opportunity for uncomfortable reflection. In this short response, I draw out some of this case’s implications forthe medical profession in relation to the scientific process and its involvement in the legal process. I argue that the case Waney Squier brings against Shaken Baby Syndrome is naturalto the iterative process of scientific investigation, and that its implications demand the attention and action of the medical profession.

page: 159 – 165
Prometheus: Critical Studies in Innovation Volume 35, Issue 5
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