Callous Disregard

Callous Disregard

Autism and Vaccines-- the Truth Behind A Tragedy

Book - 2010
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Callous Disregard is the account of how a doctor confronted first a disease and then the medical system that sought and still seeks to deny that disease, leaving millions of children to suffer and a world at risk.

In 1995, Dr. Andrew Wakefield came to a fork in the road. As an academic gastroenterologist at the Royal Free School of Medicine and the University of London, he was confronted by a professional challenge and a moral choice. Previously healthy children were, according to their parents, regressing into autism and developing intestinal problems. Many parents blamed the MMR vaccine. Trusting his medical training, the parental narrative, and, above all, the instinct of mothers for their children's well-being, he chose what would become a very difficult road.

Dr. Wakefield provides the facts and an explanation of the problem that confronted him and his colleagues fifteen years ago. He does this in a detailed forensic analysis of the lies, obfuscation, cover-up, and dystopian science and medicine that panders to commercial interests at the expense of your children.
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Pub., c2010.
ISBN: 9781616081690
1616081694
9781616083236
1616083239
Characteristics: vii, 271 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.
Alternative Title: Autism and vaccines
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Feb 23, 2012

After reading the allegations against Dr. Andrew Wakefield by Brian Deer, I was very curious as to how Wakefield would respond. This book gives very detailed information on the allegations against him and explains how the information published in The Lancet in 1998 were correct and ethical. He goes through each of Deer's allegations, showing how Deer manipulated the information to his advantage (for example, stating that one of the children in the study had had "fits" prior to the MMR, when these documented "fits" were febrile convulsions on two separate occasions and had nothing to do with behavioural issues, as Deer's article lead to believe). He also goes through the allegations by the GMC regarding his being funded by a group of lawyers (LAB). It is interesting to note that, in January 2012, this vilified doctor filed a defamation lawsuit in Texas state court against Deer and the British Medical Journal.

Warning: this book is not an easy read. It is written for academics; however, it is worth reading!

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