Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR) Child Abuse Committee response regarding Miller, Stolfi and Ayoub’s flawed theories about child abuse and metabolic bone disease

Stephen D. Brownhttp://orcid.org/https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1869-4667 1 , Joelle A. Moreno 2 , Natasha Shur 3 ,  and Sabah Servaes 4
  • 1 Department of Radiology, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
  • 2 Florida International University College of Law, FL, Miami, USA
  • 3 Rare Disease Institute, Children’s National Medical Center, DC, Washington, USA
  • 4 Department of Clinical Radiology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, PA, Philadelphia, USA
Stephen D. BrownORCID iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1869-4667, Joelle A. Moreno, Natasha Shur and Sabah Servaes
  • Department of Clinical Radiology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
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