Andrew Wakefield

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A British-born, Canadian-trained physician best known for his controversial work published in The Lancet, which linked the bowel symptoms in children with autism spectrum disorders to the MMR vaccine. Wakefield’s report and the resulting media coverage led to a steep decline in vaccination rates in the UK.
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That now thoroughly discredited study was published in The Lancet in 1998 by British researcher Dr. Andrew Wakefield and 12 co-authors - most of whom have since withdrawn their names from the work.
I welcome the Lancet's decision to retract the 1998 article by Dr. Andrew Wakefield that described an association between the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine and autism.
Among the best known are those by Dr. Andrew Wakefield, who linked autism to the mumps-measlesrubella (MMR) vaccine.