SUMMARY OF THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE
The Battered-Child Syndrome
C. Henry Kempe, MD; Frederic N. Silverman, MD; Brandt F. Steele, MD; William Droegemueller, MD; and Henry K. Silver, MD
The battered-child syndrome is a term the authors used to describe young children who received serious physical abuse, generally from a parent or foster parent. In response to a survey, 71 hospitals reported that 302 battered children were seen in the past year. Characteristics of the battered-child syndrome were described and 2 cases were reported in detail.
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