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BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 30 March 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:754

Child welfare campaigner sent to jail: The woman who instigated complaints against consultant paediatrician David Southall has been jailed for two years after helping a family hide their child from social services (23 March, p693). Penny Mellor helped others hide the child because she disagreed with a doctor's diagnosis …

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