| briandeer.com | THE WAKEFIELD PAPER: 1997

Earlier version of Lancet vaccine study that launched worldwide vaccine alarm

This page is research from an award-winning investigation, concluding in 2011, by Brian Deer for The Sunday Times of London into a campaign linking the MMR children's vaccine with autism based on fraudulent research by British former doctor Andrew Wakefield

In February 1998, a worldwide vaccine scare was launched by Andrew Wakefield at the Royal Free hospital, London, spearheaded by a paper published in the Lancet medical journal dated February 28 1998. But Brian Deer's ongoing investigation unearthed an earlier version of the same research, circulated within the Royal Free in August 1997. The body text of the manuscript is reproduced below. Elsewhere at this site is a detailed comparison between data presented in this version and in the text published in the Lancet

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