12 Hous. J. Health L. & Pol'y 201 (2011-2012)
Problems of Infant Retino-Dural Hemorrhage with Minimal External Injury

handle is hein.journals/hhpol12 and id is 233 raw text is: 12 Hous. J. Health L. & Policy                                        201
Copyright © 2012 A.N. Guthkelch
Houston Journal of Health Law & Policy
ISSN 1534-7907
PROBLEMS OF INFANT RETINO-DURAL
HEMORRHAGE WITH MINIMAL EXTERNAL
INJURY
A.N. Guthkelch*
This contribution is offered as a reflection- after 40 years'
consideration- on a problem of potential child abuse which has
caused a great deal of controversy since it was first described.' While
controversy is a normal and necessary part of scientific discourse,
there has arisen a level of emotion and divisiveness on shaken baby
syndrome/abusive head trauma that has interfered with our
commitment to pursue the truth.
What follows is a Serious Call - I borrow the phrase from the title
of a religious treatise by the 18th century Protestant clergyman,
William Law- to members of the medical and legal professions to
consider these problems with restraint. It is, in short, a call for civility in
scientific discourse.
A. Norman Guthkelch is a retired professor of neurosurgery. He was a faculty member at
the medical schools of, among others, the University of Hull, the University of Pittsburgh,
and the University of Arizona, and a visiting professor at Harvard Medical College. He was
honored for his contributions to the field of shaken baby syndrome/abusive head trauma at
the Fourth National Conference on Shaken Baby Syndrome (2002) and the First European
Conference on Shaken Baby Syndrome (2003).
1 A.N. Guthkelch, Infantile Subdural Haematoma and its Relationship to Whiplash Injuries, 2
British Med. J. 430-31 (1971).

What Is HeinOnline?

With comprehensive coverage of government documents and more than 2,400 journals from inception on hundreds of subjects such as political science, criminal justice, and human rights, HeinOnline is an affordable option for colleges and universities. Documents have the authority of print combined with the accessibility of a user-friendly and powerful database.



Short-term subscription options include 24 hours, 48 hours, or 1 week to HeinOnline with pricing starting as low as $29.95

Already a HeinOnline Subscriber?