Gloria Thomas Sam

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Gloria Thomas Sam was the baby daughter of Thomas and Manju Sam. She died of eczema, due to her parent's decision to rely on homeopathy rather than seek proper medical care for her.[1]

Gloria died aged nine months after spending more than half her life with eczema. The skin condition wore down her natural defenses and left her completely vulnerable when she developed an eye infection that killed her within days.[2]

Both of her parents were sentenced to ten years in prison; her father, who was himself a homeopath, received a heavier sentence as he was deemed to have a double duty of care.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Casben, Liv. Parents jailed over baby's death. ABC News, 28 Sep 2009.
  2. Harriet, Alexander. Parents guilty of manslaughter over daughter's eczema death. The Sydney Morning Herald, 5 June, 2009.