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Bed sharing and sudden infant death syndrome

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 19 February 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:537
  1. A J Bourne,
  2. S M Beal,
  3. R W Byard
  1. Adelaide Children's Hospital, North Adelaide, South Australia 5006, Australia

    EDITOR, - We agree with R Scragg and colleagues that the role of bed sharing in the sudden infant death syndrome needs further clarification.1 Our view is based on our experience in South Australia, which has a population of about 1.46 million and where virtually all postmortem examinations in cases of the syndrome are carried out at Adelaide Children's Hospital.

    Since a large publicity …

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