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The massacre of the innocents

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7398.1072 (Published 15 May 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1072

Fresh evidence of the necessity of drastic legislation for the protection of children placed out to nurse is afforded by the tale told at the Central Criminal Court last week. Three women were convicted of serious crimes against children committed to their so called “care.”

In the first case—that of Gale—the prisoner was sentenced to two years' hard labour; …

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