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The ongoing investigation into criminal and family cases in which Professor Roy Meadows gave expert evidence has raised a multitude of questions about the use of experts. Meadows coined the term Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy to describe a form of factitious illness syndrome, where parents (usually mothers) repeat-edly present their children for medical attention with either feigned or fabricated symptoms. For years, Meadows was the leading authority on this bizarre phenomenon.

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