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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: Problems, Progress and Possibilities

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 08 September 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:579
  1. Heather O Dickinson, senior research associate
  1. Department of Child Health, University of Newcastle

    Eds Roger W Byard, Henry F Kraus

    Arnold, £57.50, pp 353

    ISBN 0 340 75917 8

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    The history of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) has elements of high drama: tragedy, media hyperbole, squabbling scientists, suspicions of murder … and King Solomon ordering a living baby to be cut in two. Anecdote and association masquerade as science. Filicide and genetics slug it out. This panorama is reflected in the impassioned and disparate views of the pathologists, parents, paediatricians, and epidemiologists who contribute to this uneven volume.

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    What is SIDS? Debate …

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