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Book Review: Child Abuse and Its Mimics in Skin and Bone
By Brandon Sanchez
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Child Abuse and Its Mimics in Skin and Bone
By B.G. Brogdon, Tor Shwayder, and Jamie Elifritz
CRC Press (2013)
Challenging the state’s scientific evidence can be a daunting task, especially in child injury cases in which oftentimes the only evidence against a defendant is a questionable judgment call made by one medical professional or cryptic medical records. It is becoming standard practice to enlist the help of independent forensic pediatricians and pathologists to interpret the complicated evidence in these types of cases. Child Abuse and Its Mimics in Skin and Bone is a book that outlines bone and skin conditions that mimic and could be mistaken for actual physical abuse in children. The book was written by medical doctors with collective expertise in forensic radiology, pediatrics, and dermatology. Its stated design is for anyone who is confronted with the task of sorting out abuse from nonabuse in child injury cases, but the technical language of the book does
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