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A young girl is perched on the cold chrome of yet another doctor's examining table, missing yet another day of school. Just twelve, she's tall, skinny, and weak. It's four o'clock, and she hasn't been allowed to eat anything all day. Her mother, on the other hand, seems curiously excited. She's about to suggest open-heart surgery on her child to 'get to the bottom of this'. She checks her teeth for lipstick and, as the doctor enters, shoots the girl a warning glance. This child will not ruin her plans. From early childhood, Julie Gregory was continually X-rayed, medicated, and operated on in the vain pursuit of an illness that was created in her mother's mind: Munchausen by Proxy, the world's most hidden and dangerous form of child abuse. Sickened is her story.I turn my head again, the drug trickles through every tiny blood vessel in my neck, creating countless delicious rivulets ... Youa#39;d have to kick your legs wildly to get free, but who wants to make the effort? ... warm fizz of flat cola, swaying in the window of a back corner last-row seat, a voice in geography floats through the air , anbsp;...

Author:Julie Gregory
Publisher:Random House - 2008-11-21


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