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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 ; Chichester, West Sussex : Columbia University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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A London researcher was the first to assert that the combination measles-mumps-rubella vaccine known as MMR caused autism in children. Following this ""discovery, "" a handful of parents declared that a mercury-containing preservative in several vaccines was responsible for the disease. If mercury caused autism, they reasoned, eliminating it from a child's system should treat the disorder. Consequently, a number of  Read more...
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Offit, Paul A.
Autism's false prophets.
New York ; Chichester, West Sussex : Columbia University Press, 2010
(OCoLC)502410785
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul A Offit
ISBN: 9780231517966 0231517963
OCLC Number: 694142893
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 298 pages) : illustrations, portraits
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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