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(From Guardian Unlimited)
Who is Professor Sir Roy Meadow?
Once considered one of Britain's most eminent paediatricians, Sir Roy Meadow has figured in the wrongful convictions of several mothers for killing their children. His role in the miscarriages of justice has tarnished his reputation as the first president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the discoverer of a rare form of child abuse, which he named Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSBP) but which is often called, simply, Meadow's syndrome. After he retired, in 1998, the 72-year-old continued to work as an expert witness in child abuse court cases. His evidence in one of those cases is now under …