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Autism's False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a Cure

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16 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

A must-read for anyone touched by autism

This book takes the autism world's dirty laundry out of the shadows and hangs it out in the open. Sunlight, they say, is the best disinfectant. I hope every family with an autistic child reads this book. It will save them a lot of frustration, and maybe protect the...
This book takes the autism world's dirty laundry out of the shadows and hangs it out in the open. Sunlight, they say, is the best disinfectant. I hope every family with an autistic child reads this book. It will save them a lot of frustration, and maybe protect their child from harm. P.S. To Matt the librarian: You complained - inaccurately - about people rating the book without having read it, and admitted you had not read it yourself, but went ahead and rated it 'poor' anyway? Way to keep an open mind.

posted by Anonymous on September 6, 2008

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3 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

Just to set the record straight and to honestly review the book...

1. I am well aware that people do get advance review copies of certain books. As a librarian, I am frequently asked to preview books. These people, however, usually announce that fact in their reviews in order to let people know that things are kosher, rather than pos...
1. I am well aware that people do get advance review copies of certain books. As a librarian, I am frequently asked to preview books. These people, however, usually announce that fact in their reviews in order to let people know that things are kosher, rather than posting anonymously. This practice, sadly, is all the more common on hot-button issues, such as politics and medical issues and has been particularly prevelant regarding books on autism. 2. Were it possible to merely leave a comment reminding people of such vote rigging before books are widely released instead of having to rate precisely rate a book, I would do so. Denied that option, I chose to rate the book so as to create as neutral and balanced a rating as possible. 3. I have read the book since my first review and it is not something I feel comfortable having in my library as a factual guide. Sadly, bn.com does not allow direct links to other websites in reviews - but anyone with a modicum of research ability should be able to find reviews showing Offit's dishonesty. One of the more glaring examples is his contention that thimerosal (a mercury compound) is no longer used as an anti-contaminant. Actually, it IS still used - just not in the larger doses that were standard before parents began to question the wisdom of injecting mercury into a still-developing body. I urge you all to do your own research and draw your own conclusions.

posted by Anonymous on September 27, 2008

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