Debate on links between MMR and autism

Jennifer O’Leary’s feature ‘MMR: The scare that never was’ (Agenda, 14/10/2007) failed to explore this grave matter fully.

20th October, 2007

Jennifer O’Leary’s feature ‘MMR: The scare that never was’ (Agenda, 14/10/2007) failed to explore this grave matter fully.

The claim by some medical personnel that the dramatic increase in the incidence of autism among children since the 1980s is not an increase at all, but a reflection of a change in diagnostic procedures - a so-called ‘‘reclassification’’ - did not provoke a reaction of critical surprise. An alert ear to...

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