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Book Reviews and Other Media
December 2002

The Mechanism of Injury in the Shaken Baby Syndrome Shaken Baby Syndrome: A Visual Overview, Version 2

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ABRAHAMBERGMANMD

 

The Mechanism of Injury in the Shaken Baby Syndrome by Dan W. Davis, CD-ROM and videotape, $260, Expert Digital Solutions, Edina, Minn, 1999.

 

Shaken Baby Syndrome: A Visual Overview, Version 2 by James Lauridson, Alex Levin, Rob Parrish, Amy Wicks, CD-ROM, $300, National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome, Ogden, Utah, 2002.

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2002;156(12):1271. doi:10.1001/archpedi.156.12.1271

As a medical student, I studied a slide tape demonstration of inguinal anatomy and hernia repair over and over again. Hours of study led me to eventual mastery of this color-coded inguinal canal, knowledge that I have retained but never used in the ensuing decades. Early multimedia tools such as these have been superseded in medical education by elaborate computer-generated graphics and animations. Similarly, courtroom demonstrations of injuries and accidents have advanced from photographs and poster-sized drawings to frequent use of custom computer animations.

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