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Flawed Statistics in Murder Trial May Cost Expert His Medical License

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Science  22 Jul 2005:
Vol. 309, Issue 5734, pp. 543
DOI: 10.1126/science.309.5734.543a

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  • Scapegoating Roy Meadow

    Although it is quite clear that Roy Meadow overstepped the boundaries of his discipline by suggesting faulty statistics on the probability of recurrence of infant death, the error is so evident that all involved should be held equally responsible for acting on his flimsy argument. There is only one good reason to strip an M.D. of a licence: when there is gross incompetence in exercising medical duties. It is all too evid...

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