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Lancet. 1977 Aug 13;2(8033):343-5.

Munchausen syndrome by proxy. The hinterland of child abuse.

Abstract

Some patients consistently produce false stories and fabricate evidence, so causing themselves needless hospital investigations and operations. Here are described parents who, by falsification, caused their children innumerable harmful hospital procedures--a sort of Munchausen syndrome by proxy.

PMID:
69945
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