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Motherlode: The False Prophets of Autism

[Ed. note: this just ran in the New York Times Motherlode Blog. An amazing piece on the recent decision by the GMC on Dr. Andrew Wakefield, the infamous doctor who published a 1998 study in the Lancet suggesting that the MMR vaccine caused autism. His study, which was later discredited, has led many parents to falsely believe the MMR vaccine may be dangerous and refuse it for their kids.] 

New York Times 

The False Prophets of Autism 

By LISA BELKIN

When Dr. Andrew Wakefield — the British doctor who linked vaccines to autism — was found to be “dishonest,” “irresponsible” and acting “contrary to the clinical interests” of a child by a medical misconduct panel last week, it was the latest controversial moment in the medical mystery that is autism. 

…Click here to read the full post at the New York Times: http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/02/02/the-false-prophets-of-autism/?emc=eta1  

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