An Open Letter on Shaken Baby Syndrome and Courts: A False and Flawed Premise

This article shows how much effort is necessary to bust through the courts’ plodding understanding of invalid forensics.

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A group of 34 esteemed doctors, medical professionals, and international experts has jointly published a letter regarding the problem of how SBS is currently being prosecuted in the courts.

See the Argument & Critique website posting here.     Or acces a .pdf copy here: Open letter on SBS

This is a very big deal.

One excerpt from the letter: “It has to be said that there are powerful vested interests in suppressing any open discussion in, or outside, the courts about the viability of the SBS construct. The motives are financial and the preservation of reputations. One of the consequences has been the vilification of experts prepared to advance competing theories and the suppression of sensible debate.” (And if I may just interject – this is exactly what I have been saying on this blog for the last three years.)

It’s notable that Dr. A. Norman…

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Dr. Michael Bowers is a long time forensic consultant in the US and international court systems.
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