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by in Uncategorized May 20, 2014

Dr. Andrew Wakefield’s Famous Study

I wanted to dedicate a page on Dr. Green Mom regarding the physician, Dr. Andrew Wakefield, who has been made famous for his MMR-Measles study back in 1998.  I interned at The Thoughtful House in Austin, TX (Now the Johnson & Johnson Center) when Dr. Wakefield served as the Director.  To my knowledge, I am the only medical student to have had this 5 week opportunity.  It was November 2009, just a few months before the Lancet retracted his 1998 study, see here: Dr. Andrew Wakefield’s Retracted Lancet Study.  Dr. Wakefield’s study that was pulled never stated that the MMR caused autism, only that many autistic children have chronic bowel inflammation, and have the vaccine strain of the measles virus in their intestines.

Further, there is a study that predates Dr. Wakefield’s infamous study:

Summary of the above study: This group of doctors studied thirty-five hundred adult patients with inflammatory bowel disease and other chronic intestinal conditions who had received the measles vaccine as part of the 1964 vaccine safety trials. When compared to a control group of eleven thousand adults who didn’t get the measles vaccine, the vaccinated people were found to be three times more likely to develop inflammatory bowel disease. This study predates Dr. Wakefield’s work and is consistent with his concern about a link between the measles vaccine and inflammatory bowel disease.

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28 Studies the Support Dr. Wakefield’s Controversial Findings

(Thank you, Dr. Mercola)

  1. The Journal of Pediatrics November 1999; 135(5):559-63
  2. The Journal of Pediatrics 2000; 138(3): 366-372
  3. Journal of Clinical Immunology November 2003; 23(6): 504-517
  4. Journal of Neuroimmunology 2005 
  5. Brain, Behavior and Immunity 1993; 7: 97-103
  6. Pediatric Neurology 2003; 28(4): 1-3
  7. Neuropsychobiology 2005; 51:77-85
  8. The Journal of Pediatrics May 2005;146(5):605-10
  9. Autism Insights 2009; 1: 1-11
  10. Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology February 2009; 23(2): 95-98
  11. Annals of Clinical Psychiatry 2009:21(3): 148-161
  12. Journal of Child Neurology June 29, 2009; 000:1-6
  13. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders March 2009;39(3):405-13
  14. Medical Hypotheses August 1998;51:133-144.
  15. Journal of Child Neurology July 2000; ;15(7):429-35
  16. Lancet. 1972;2:883–884.
  17. Journal of Autism and Childhood Schizophrenia January-March 1971;1:48-62
  18. Journal of Pediatrics March 2001;138:366-372.
  19. Molecular Psychiatry 2002;7:375-382.
  20. American Journal of Gastroenterolgy April 2004;598-605.
  21. Journal of Clinical Immunology November 2003;23:504-517.
  22. Neuroimmunology April 2006;173(1-2):126-34.
  23. Prog. Neuropsychopharmacol Biol. Psychiatry December 30 2006;30:1472-1477.
  24. Clinical Infectious Diseases September 1 2002;35(Suppl 1):S6-S16
  25. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 2004;70(11):6459-6465
  26. Journal of Medical Microbiology October 2005;54:987-991
  27. Archivos venezolanos de puericultura y pediatría 2006; Vol 69 (1): 19-25.
  28. Gastroenterology. 2005:128 (Suppl 2);Abstract-303

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Dr. Andrew Wakefield, In His Own Words

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Both Sides of the Dr. Wakefield Debate

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 Dr Mercola Interviews Dr. Wakefield on His MMR Study

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