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Autism's false prophets : bad science, risky medicine, and the search for a cure

Author: Paul A Offit
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looks at the history of autism research and argues that the media and advocates have mislead the public in their declaration that childhood vaccinations are the cause of autism.
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Genre/Form: Historical Works
Portraits
Named Person: David Geier; Mark Geier; Andrew Wakefield
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul A Offit
ISBN: 9780231146364 0231146361 9780231517966 0231517963
OCLC Number: 221961980
Awards: Association of American Publishers PROSE Award, 2008.
Description: xxi, 298 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The tinderbox --
Lighting the fuse --
The implosion --
A precautionary tale --
Mercury rising --
Mercury falling --
Behind the mercury curtain --
Science in court --
Science and the media --
Science and society --
A place for autism --
Epilogue: "Next, on Oprah."
Responsibility: Paul A. Offit.
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Looks at the history of autism research and argues that the media and advocates have mislead the public in their declaration that childhood vaccinations are the cause of autism.

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Every child has a right to be vaccinated against deadly diseases. We started Every Child By Two to protect children from diseases. It didn't occur to me that I would also have to protect them from Read more...

 
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