Callous Disregard: Autism and Vaccines--The Truth Behind a Tragedy

Callous Disregard: Autism and Vaccines--The Truth Behind a Tragedy

Callous Disregard: Autism and Vaccines--The Truth Behind a Tragedy

Callous Disregard: Autism and Vaccines--The Truth Behind a Tragedy


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As Andrew Wakefield states in his prologue, “If autism does not affect your family now, it will. If something does not change—and change soon—this is almost a mathematical certainty. This book affects you also. It is not a parochial look at a trivial medical spat in the United Kingdom, but dispatches from the battlefront in a major confrontation—a struggle against compromise in medicine, corruption of science, and a real and present threat to children in the interests of policy and profit. It is a story of how ‘the system’ deals with dissent among its doctors and scientists.”

In the pursuit of possible links between childhood vaccines, intestinal inflammation, and neurologic injury in children, Wakefield lost his job in London’s Royal Free Hospital, his country of birth, his career, and his medical license. A recent General Medical Council ruling stated that he was “dishonest, irresponsible and showed callous disregard for the distress and pain of children.” Maligned by the medical establishment and mainstream media, Wakefield endeavors to set the record straight in Callous Disregard. While explaining what really happened, he calls out the organizations and individuals that are acting not for the sake of children affected by autism, but in their own self-interests.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510729667
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 11/21/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 292
Sales rank: 339,374
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Andrew J. Wakefield, MB, BS, FRCS, is an academic gastroenterologist. He received his medical degree from St. Mary's Hospital Medical School (part of the University of London) in 1981, and pursued a career in gastrointestinal surgery with a particular interest in inflammatory bowel disease. He has published over 130 original scientific articles, book chapters, and invited scientific commentaries. He and his wife, Carmel, live in Austin, Texas.

Jenny McCarthy is a world-renowned autism activist, mother, and bestselling author. She splits her time between Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, and California. Her books include Belly Laughs, Baby Laughs, Life Laughs, Mother Warriors, Healing and Preventing Autism, and Louder Than Words.

Table of Contents

Preface i

Foreword iii

Dramatis Personae v

Why 1

Prologue: Callous Disregard 3

That Paper 9

The Children 25

The Dean's Dilemma 49

The Whistleblower 65

Ethics and the Masses 77

The Dean's Press Briefing 83

Horton and The Lancet 101

Horton's Evidence 117

The Devil's in the Detail 133

Bedlam or Bonaparte 143

Disclosure 169

Deer 181

Poisoning Young Minds 223

Afterword: Ethics, Evidence and the Death of Medicine 233

Epilogue 247

Timeline 250

Postscript 267

Biography 271

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