The Chronicle of Higher Education
March 13th, 2015
A Boston University professor of medicine is drawing the ire of
child-abuse specialists for testifying in court that a rare bone
disorder can lead to fractures in infants, reports
the New England Center for Investigative Reporting. Michael F. Holick
has testified pro bono on behalf of parents accused of maltreatment in
two dozen cases, he said.
Critics charge that Dr. Holick, who is not a pediatrician, has no
scientific evidence to back up the claim that Ehlers-Danlos syndrome can
lead to bone fractures. Dr. Holick says that he has experience with
patients who have the syndrome, and that future medical studies on the
syndrome will show he is in the right.