An infant's death with evidence as high as the sky should be a slam-dunk prosecution. But what happens when the savviest defense attorney in town assists his idealistic public defender daughter? Timely in its examination of how belief in science can be manipulated, To Tell the Truth will have you questioning your own deliberations if sitting in the juror's box. A haunting expose of the clash between law and medicine, as written by a pediatrician with over 40 years' clinical and trial experience with shaken baby syndrome. "...compelling story...brings the reader face-to-face with a startling reality: sometimes criminal cases are influenced by more than "the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth." Robert W. Block, MD, FAAP and Past President, The American Academy of Pediatrics "...moving fiction based on non-fiction. Reece's book, besides being entertaining and enlightening, is a tool for all Americans...supports the reality of abusive head trauma." Judge Charles D. Gill, Connecticut Superior Court.
About the Author
Robert M. Reece, MD, was Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine (now retired). Additionally, he served as the Director of the Child Protection Team at Tufts Medical Center and as Consultant to Child Protection Teams at the Massachusetts General Children's Hospital, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, and the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth. Reece edited nine pediatric textbooks: three editions of Child Abuse: Medical Diagnosis and Management, and two editions of Treatment of Child Abuse: Common Ground for Mental Health, Medical and Legal Practitioners. Reece co-edited Inflicted Childhood Neurotrauma published by the American Academy of Pediatrics. He has published 48 peer-reviewed medical articles and contributed 27 book chapters. Reece edited The Quarterly Update, a review journal, since 1993. He has been honored by numerous professional organizations for his contributions to the field of child abuse diagnosis and treatment. Frequently called as an expert witness, Reece has consulted and testified in countless cases of abusive head trauma and has lectured extensively nationally and internationally on the subject.