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Doctor in MMR-Autism Scare Ruled Unethical

• Time magazine
In 1998, Andrew Wakefield, a gastroenterologist at London's Royal Free Hospital, published a study in the prestigious medical journal Lancet that linked the triple Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine with autism and bowel disorders in children. The study — and Wakefield's subsequent public statements that parents should refuse the vaccines — sparked a public health panic that led vaccination rates in Britain to plunge.

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God forbid a doctor speak the obvious truth. For "which has since discredited" read "which has since been suppressed under a ton of spurious evasion". Andrew Wakefield will no be two types of example. An example for other doctors to stay quiet, and an example for the rest of us to be proud of.

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