July 1, 2011
July 1, 2011
As Andrew Wakefield states in his prologue, ldquo;If autism does not affect your family now, it will. If something does not changemdash;and change soonmdash;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 confrontationmdash;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 lsquo;the systemrsquo; deals with dissent among its doctors and scientists.rdquo;
In the pursuit of possible links between childhood vaccines, intestinalinflammation, and neurologic injury in children, Wakefield lost his job in Londonrsquo;s Royal Free Hospital, his country of birth, his career, and his medical license. A recent General Medical Councilruling stated that he was ldquo;dishonest, irresponsible and showed callous disregard for the distress and pain of children.rdquo; Maligned by the medical establishment and mainstream media, Wakefield endeavors to set the record straight in Callous Disregard. While explainingwhat really happened, he calls out the organizations and individuals that are acting not for the sake of children affected by autism, but in their own self-interests.
- Genre: Family + Relationships
- Subgenre: Children with Special Needs
- Publisher: Skyhorse Pub Co Inc
- Pages: 271
- Language: English
- Author: Andrew J. Wakefield
- Online Item #: 13445922
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-65-6606
- ISBN: 9781616083236
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported