Investigation of Unexpected Child Death

  • M. A. Green


Physical child abuse is as old as documented civilisation. King Solomon adjures us that “he that loveth his son chastiseth him betimes” [1]. One suspects that many more children suffer physical assault entirely devoid of any such good intention.There are references to the practice in Nordic folk songs and Irish ballads [2]. For an account of the history of child abuse over several centuries, see De Mause [3]. Mrs Brownrigg “whipped two female apprentices to death” [4],


Child Abuse Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Physical Child Abuse Abusive Head Trauma Subdural Haemorrhage 
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