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The Cot Death Cover-Up?

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 11 October 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:959
  1. Frederik A de Wolff, professor of human toxicology
  1. Leiden University Medical Centre, The Netherlands

    Jim Sprott, Penguin Books, £5.99, pp 191 ISBN 0 14 026 198 2

    There are a number of syndromes in clinical medicine for which science cannot yet offer a causal explanation, such as the chronic fatigue syndrome. Such syndromes are especially vulnerable for an “alternative” approach. In these instances, chemical factors from the environment are often believed by lay people to be a cause for these diseases, even though there is no scientific evidence for such a relation.

    Cot death (the …

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