Andrew Wakefield is one of the most important scientists in the field of autism and vaccines, and also one of the most targeted by the pharmaceutical industry for the same reason.
He received his medical degree from St Mary’s Hospital Medical School in 1981, and trained as a gastrointestinal surgeon with a particular interest in inflammatory bowel disease.
Andrew has published over 140 papers.
Since his 1998 paper on MMR vaccines and autism, which caused a meltdown in the pharmaceutical industry, he became the victim of one of the largest character assassinations in medical history.
His infamous paper
Ignore Wikipedia and the media and all those who refuse to read properly.. Here’s what the paper concluded:
Here’s the paper:
Andy chatted to me about
- his history and legacy;
- how the pharmaceutical industry tried to destroy him; and
- the impact of his research.