Serious effects of shaking were described in 1971

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6994.1600b (Published 17 June 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1600
  1. A Norma Guthkelch
  1. Retired professor of neurosurgery 6A Saint John's Road, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

    EDITOR,—I am disappointed that Helen Carty and Jane Ratcliffe wrongly give priority to the late John Caffey for recognising the potentially serious effects of shaking babies.1 Caffey was the first to implicate parental …

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