Lancet retracts 12-year-old article linking autism to MMR vaccines

Eggertson, Laura
March 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/9/2010 Supplement, Vol. 182, pE199
Academic Journal
The article reports on the retraction of statement by the British medical journal "The Lancet" that the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine has a link with autism in Great Britain. Dr. Andrew Wakefield and coauthors claimed having investigated 12 children referred to the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine with regressive developmental disorders. It states that the authors reported that the parents of eight of the 12 children associates their loss of skills with the MMR vaccination.


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