Medicine Discovers Child Abuse

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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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