Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet
S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University
of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor; adviser
for new media, Robert Hogan, MD, San Diego.
James Peinkofer's Silenced Angels is the only
book in print dealing with every aspect of shaken baby syndrome (SBS). Unfortunately,
in an attempt to create a comprehensive resource on the subject, a potpourri
of information is presented in a somewhat random format without thought to
the needs of the individual reader. For example, in the chapter "Procedures
and Tests," fairly detailed medical information is presented about computed
tomography juxtaposed with information more useful to families and patients'
advocates, such as whether parents and siblings are allowed in the room during
Sinal SH. Child Abuse. JAMA. 2002;288(14):1781. doi:10.1001/jama.288.14.1781