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1.  Postneonatal mortality in children from abusing families. 
British Medical Journal  1980;281(6233):102-104.
The postneonatal death rate was studied for 332 infants from 160 families, ascertained through an abused proband. There were nine deaths compared with 2.9 expected from the legitimacy, social class, age, and parity distribution (p = 0.003). All but one of the babies died at home, and all were referred to a coroner or procurator fiscal. No adequate explanation of death could be found in four cases. Bonding problems probably existed in most of the nine families before death occurred.
PMCID: PMC1713579  PMID: 7427200
2.  Consultation-liaison scheme for self-poisoned patients in a general hospital. 
British Medical Journal  1978;2(6149):1392-1394.
In a prospective clinical trial 276 self-poisoned patients consecutively admitted to hospital were randomly allocated to medical teams or to psychiatrists for an initial psychiatric assessment and a decision about "disposal." Junior doctors and nurses received instruction in this work. While awaiting the outcome of the trial the randomisation was continued for 13 months and 729 allocations were made altogether. Physicians requested psychiatric opinions for roughly one in five of their patients. In other respects medical teams performed similarly to psychiatrists. Provided that due attention is given to teaching junior staff and to ensuring that psychiatric treatment and social-work support are available once patients have been assessed, such a consultation-liaison scheme could be adopted in other hospitals. This would help to change unfavourable attitudes towards self-poisoned patients and contribute to the general training of doctors and nurses.
PMCID: PMC1608625  PMID: 719418
5.  Predicting child abuse: signs of bonding failure in the maternity hospital. 
British Medical Journal  1977;1(6061):624-626.
Fifty children referred to the Park Hospital because of actual or threatened abuse were compared with 50 controls born at the same maternity hospital. Five factors were significantly more common in the abused group than among their controls: (a) mother aged under 20 at birth of first child, (b) evidence of emotional disturbance, (c) referral of family to hospital social worker, (d) baby's admission to special care baby unit, (e) recorded concern over the mother's ability to care for child. Thirty-five of the abused group had two or more of these factors compared with only five of the control group. As these data were collected from information recorded routinely at the maternity hospital, it is possible to identify most abusing families when the child is born. Such identification must lead to a comprehensive assessment of each case followed by constructive preventive action.
PMCID: PMC1605277  PMID: 321078
6.  General practice observed. Child abuse and general practice. 
British Medical Journal  1976;2(6039):800-802.
In a general practice of 9250 patients with 1841 children under 10 there were 12 cases of actual abuse during 1973-6. In March 1976 30 children were at risk. A preventive scheme was set up and the short-term outcome was good. There were no cases of serious abuse among the children at risk.
PMCID: PMC1688626  PMID: 974619
7.  Letter: SI units. 
British Medical Journal  1976;1(6003):222.
PMCID: PMC1638440  PMID: 1247792
8.  Letter: Test of general practice trainees. 
British Medical Journal  1975;4(5992):346.
PMCID: PMC1675196  PMID: 1192064
13.  Chloroquine-resistant malaria? 
British Medical Journal  1972;2(5805):108-109.
PMCID: PMC1787838  PMID: 5018287
24.  Africa's Need 
British Medical Journal  1965;1(5448):1494.
PMCID: PMC2166637
25.  Snuff 
British Medical Journal  1965;1(5428):187-188.
PMCID: PMC2165101

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