Cleveland affair

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Cleveland affair 


A 1987 judicial inquiry in the UK which assessed Drs Marietta Higgs and Geoffrey Wyatt–who overdiagnosed 121 cases (!) of sexual abuse of children, based on inadequate evidence.

The court later dropped 96 of the cases. The aggrieved parents filed a class action suit. The inquiry led by Elizabeth Butler-Sloss found that the paediatricians had acted properly and the report supported the manner in which they had applied the reflex anal dilation test. 


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