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  1. Andrew Jeremy Wakefield (born 3 September 1956) is a British fraudster, discredited academic, anti-vaccine activist, and former physician. He was struck off the medical register for his involvement in The Lancet MMR autism fraud, a 1998 study that fraudulently claimed a link between the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism.

  2. Feb 28, 2018 · February 28, 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of an infamous article published in the prestigious medical journal, The Lancet, in which Andrew Wakefield, a former British doctor, falsely linked...

  3. Jan 6, 2011 · Drawing on interviews, documents, and data made public at the GMC hearings, Deer shows how Wakefield altered numerous facts about the patients’ medical histories in order to support his claim to have identified a new syndrome; how his institution, the Royal Free Hospital and Medical School in London, supported him as he sought to exploit the ens...

    • Fiona Godlee, Jane Smith, Harvey Marcovitch
    • 2011
  4. Feb 2, 2010 · The Lancet has retracted the 12 year old paper that sparked an international crisis of confidence in the safety of the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine when its lead author suggested a link between the vaccine and autism. Andrew Wakefield was found guilty by the General Medical Council last week of dishonesty and flouting ethics protocols.

    • Clare Dyer
    • 2010
  5. Oct 27, 2020 · 27 October 2020. The discredited doctor hailed by the anti-vaccine movement. Riveting biography of Andrew Wakefield is a cautionary lesson in the legacy of hubris. By. Saad B. Omer. Andrew...

    • Saad B. Omer
    • 2020
  6. In February 1998, a group led by Andrew Wakefield published a paper [1] in the respected British medical journal The Lancet, supported by a press conference at the Royal Free Hospital in London, where the research was carried out.

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  8. Feb 28, 1998 · 28 February 1998 Gastroenterologist Andrew Wakefield reports in The Lancet that his team has found a “genuinely new syndrome”—a link between the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine and an...

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