can this schedule of tests on 30 children
be clinically indicated?
is material from the award-winning investigation by Brian Deer for The Sunday Times of London, the
UKs Channel 4 TV network and BMJ, the British
Medical Journal, which exposed vaccine
research fraudster Andrew Wakefield |
is a timetable for investigations of
autistic children with gastric symptoms
(mostly constipation) referred to
Wakefield et al in 1996-97. The
researchers didn't have ethical committee
approval for these, claiming that they
were "clinically indicated" and
would have been performed even if there
had been no study. Question: do visitors
to this site agree?
The psychiatrist (Dr Mark Berelowitz) and
an adult neurologist (Dr Peter Harvey)
only saw kids after their brain scans,
lumbar punctures and EEGs. Both the Royal
Free's ethics committee and the editor of
the Lancet accepted the researchers'