Autism's False Prophets
Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for A CureeBook - 2010
A London researcher was the first to assert that the combination measles-mumps-rubella vaccine known as MMR caused autism in children. Following this ""discovery, "" a handful of parents declared that a mercury-containing preservative in several vaccines was responsible for the disease. If mercury caused autism, they reasoned, eliminating it from a child's system should treat the disorder. Consequently, a number of untested alternative therapies arose, and, most tragically, in one such treatment, a doctor injected a five-year-old autistic boy with a chemical in an effort to cleanse him.
Publisher: New York ; Chichester, West Sussex : Columbia University Press, 2010
Edition: Paperback edition
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxi, 298 pages) : illustrations, portraits