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Twenty-two months of unproductive diagnostic procedures took place in a hospital in England to establish the reason behind a babys breathing problem The staff hid a video camera in the infants hospital room Sixteen hours passed as a nurse and local police officer monitored the camera while the baby slept with only his mother at his side The infants mother then proceeded to move her chair away from the childs cot She slowly placed a T-shirt on the bed close to the babys face After five minutes had passed she continued to place the shirt over his nose and mouth and forced the infants head down onto the bed Immediately the child awoke and struggled violently Ten seconds later the watching police officer alerted the nurses who in turn ran into the cubicle By legal standards the police officer had mediated too soon because of her own anguish for what she had seen So she determined that she would proceed with her surveillance After twenty minutes the infant was sleeping on his side and the mother was again alone with him in the room She placed the child on his back with his arms placed under the cot Again after ten minutes she placed the shirt over his nose and mouth and pushed his head onto the bedding The child fiercely struggled It was only forty-two seconds later when the nursing staff was once again notified by the police and stormed into the room When confronted the mother claimed that the infant had woken screaming and that she was only comforting him Schreier et al Munchausen 40 Scenes such as this take place behind closed doors more often than one may even begin to imagine What could drive a mother to suffocate her own child The mother has a serious illness called Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome To understand Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy one must first understand Munchausen Syndrome Munchausen Syndrome is a mental illness identified
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