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Bill and Madeline Estes lose one of their two sons to SIDS - Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or so everyone but Dr. Gage believes. Gage thinks the baby died of abuse, and calls on the police. Dr. Quincy must step into the middle of a delicate situation - if Gage is right, Madeline Estes is a murderer, but if he is wrong, his assertions will heap misery onto grief.
The focus of this episode, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, is not much better understood now than it was when Taylor penned the episode. It is a diagnosis of exclusion, meaning that a medical examiner must rule out all other causes of death first. Some forms of child abuse, notably shaken baby syndrome, present with similar signs and symptoms, and abusers have occasionally evaded justice when medical examiners have, for various reasons, failed to detect the abuse.