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Andrew Wakefield reveals the the inside story of the
vaccine-autism connection, and his controversial research.
As Andrew Wakefield states in his prologue, “If autism does
not affect your family now, it will. If something does not
change—and change soon—this is almost a mathematical
certainty. This book affects you also. It is not a parochial
look at a trivial medical spat in the United Kingdom, but
dispatches from the battlefront in a major confrontation—a
struggle against compromise in medicine, corruption of
science, and a real and present threat to children in the
interests of policy and profit. It is a story of how ‘the
system’ deals with dissent among its doctors and
scientists.”nnIn the pursuit of possible links between
childhood vaccines, intestinal inflammation, and neurologic
injury in children, Wakefield lost his job in London’s Royal
Free Hospital, his country of birth, his career, and his
medical license. A recent General Medical Council ruling
stated that he was “dishonest, irresponsible and showed
callous disregard for the distress and pain of children.”
Maligned by the medical establishment and mainstream media,
Wakefield endeavors to set the record straight in Callous
Disregard. While explaining what really happened, he calls
out the organizations and individuals that are acting not
for the sake of children affected by autism, but in their
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