In Reply.—Meadow and Valman's letter arrived after we had made an independent determination that duplication had occurred between the AJDC article to which they refer and another, not in their journal (see below). We sincerely apologize for inadvertently infringing on the copyright of the Archives of Disease in Childhood, but we did so without being aware of the prior publication.
NOTICE OF DUPLICATE PUBLICATION
Articles1. Oates RK, Peacock A, Forrest D: Development in children following abuse and nonorganic failure to thrive. AJDC 1984;138:764-767.2. Oates RK, Peacock A, Forrest D: The development of abused children. Dev Med Child Neurol 1984;26:649-656.A reader brought to our attention the possible duplication of data and text in the above publications. After careful and considered evaluation, we believe there is substantial duplicate material contained in the AJDC article that also appears in the Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology article. The editor of