New inquiry launched into cot deathBMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6968.1532 (Published 10 December 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1532
- John Warden, parliamentary correspondent
An expert group of scientists and clinicians has been set up by the government's chief medical officer, Dr Kenneth Calman, to investigate a theory linking cot deaths to chemical poisoning. The inquiry follows a programme on the subject that, when shown on British television, prompted 60 000 calls to a special helpline and the widespread withdrawal of cot mattresses …
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