The article entitled "Physical Abuse of Children" by Gil,1 in a recent supplement to Pediatrics on "Childhood Injuries-Approach and Perspectives," deserves comment concerning the pediatrician's viewpoint in order to avoid any misconceptions that might arise from reading this article.

Dr. Gil is not a physician or a pediatrician and probably has not had the unfortunte experience of seeing an abused or "battered" child. He has stated his findings and expressed his recommendations and opinions concerning the problem.

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