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Blood Samples

Yes, the blood samples at my son’s birthday party. In order to study the children with autism, we were examining their blood samples. We needed blood samples from healthy children. 217 fler ord

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“I’m a Gastroenterologist, how can I help you?”

I’m a physician. I qualified in 1981. I went on to practice as a surgeon, with a specific interest in inflammatory bowel disease. I then became an academic, running a team of nineteen people researching inflammatory bowel disease, and published over the period of ten years in the order of a hundred and thirty, a hundred and forty scientific publications on that particular subject. 117 fler ord

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The Link Between Autism and the MMR Vaccine

The link between the syndrome we were seeing and MMR vaccine came from the parental story. The parents saying, “I wasn’t anti-vaccine. I took my child to be vaccinated with MMR on time.” It was given in isolation at the time in the UK, so it was easy for them to pinpoint the MMR as what they believed to be the cause. 265 fler ord

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MMR Vaccine Safety

Now, by that stage, as a researcher, I had looked in great detail at the safety studies of MMR. I became very, very concerned that those studies were totally inadequate. 232 fler ord

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The Lancet Study

The Lancet Study itself arose out of seeing many of these children with the same presentation. Normal development, regression, and autism spectrum diagnosis, gastrointestinal symptoms, and bowel inflammation. 122 fler ord

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Conflict of Interest

In the UK, there was then litigation by children against the manufacturers of the drug. I became involved in that litigation. Patients within the Lancet Study also became involved. 283 fler ord

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Framing Dr. Wakefield

When you had this threat of litigation, then they came down very, very hard. What happened was that a journalist by the name of Brian Deer, a freelance journalist working on behalf of News International, Rupert Murdoch, came after me and contrived a story, a fairy tale so fanciful of this evil doctor, living in this mansion, and wreaking havoc upon the children of the world in an attempt to profit and to make himself a legend in the history of medicine. 814 fler ord

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