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              The Doctor Who Fooled the World

              The Doctor Who Fooled the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Deer, Brian

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              Award-winning investigative reporter Brian Deer reveals the shocking truth behind the rise of Andrew Wakefield ? the so-called father of the anti-vaccine movement. In February 1998, a then-unknown British doctor, Andrew Wakefield, published an explosive scientific paper in a top ...medical journal, The Lancet. Researching twelve developmentally challenged children, he claimed to have found evidence that MMR, the lifesaving three-in-one vaccine against measles, mumps, and rubella, was causing a frightening 'new syndrome' of autism and bowel disease. As a result, a generation of young parents were terrified, and vaccination rates plummeted. In The Doctor Who Fooled the World, Brian Deer cuts to the heart of the most damaging medical conspiracy of our time. The only journalist to crack Wakefield's secrets, Deer explains how he gained legal access to patients' records, uncovering the truth about their histories and diagnoses, His landmark fifteen-year inquiry saw Wakefield struck from the medical register, his research retracted, and his claims about MMR dubbed 'an elaborate fraud'. In this riveting detective story, Deer lays bare the rigged research, secret business schemes, and financial and commercial conflicts of interest that lay behind Wakefield's original false claims - and the continuing smear campaigns that have aimed to keep the truth hidden. Now resurrected in the United States, Wakefield dominates a broader international anti-vaccine campaign, exporting his claims everywhere. Alarmingly, widespread outbreaks of measles have returned to threaten children's health. As before, the facts don't fit the story, but that hasn't got in the way of Wakefield's new campaign.
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              ISBN 9781925713688
              Published NZ 1 Sep 2020
              Publisher Scribe Publications
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              The Doctor Who Fooled the World: Science, Deception, and the War on Vaccines
               

              The Doctor Who Fooled the World: Science, Deception, and the War on Vaccines (Hardback)

              By Deer, Brian

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              • Pub Date
                16 Jan 21

              A riveting exercise in old-school journalism, The Doctor Who Fooled the World is a tale of one man's pursuit of greatness, thwarted when the facts don't fit.

              ISBN 9781421438009
              Released NZ 16 Jan 2021
              Publisher Johns Hopkins University Press
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              The Doctor Who Fooled the World: Andrew Wakefield's war on vaccines
               

              The Doctor Who Fooled the World: Andrew Wakefield's war on vaccines (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Deer, Brian

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              Award-winning investigative journalist Brian Deer reveals the shocking truth behind the rise of Andrew Wakefield, so-called `father of the anti-vaccine movement', blamed for epidemics of fear, guilt, and disease that today circle the globe. As a doctor at a London medical school,... in February 1998 Andrew Wakefield published explosive research in the Lancet medical journal which terrified a generation of young parents. Claiming that the MMR vaccine given to millions of children caused autism, he triggered a crisis, with sickness and deaths, as immunisation rates plummeted. Brian Deer's landmark fifteen-year inquiry for The Sunday Times, Channel 4, and the British Medical Journal exposed the truth behind the now-ex-doctor's campaign: seeing him struck from the medical register, his research retracted, and his claims dubbed `an elaborate fraud'. But today Wakefield is back: leading an international anti-vaccine crusade - from Seattle to Sydney, Sao Paulo to Shanghai - against one of medicine's greatest triumphs. The Doctor Who Fooled the World is a riveting detective story that penetrates layers of legal secrecy, medical confidentiality, business schemes, and smear campaigns to expose the scientific deception of our time.
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              ISBN 9781911617808
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2020
              Publisher Scribe Publications
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