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New inquiry launched into cot death

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 10 December 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1532
  1. John Warden, parliamentary correspondent
  1. BMJ.

    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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