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Congress chair Burton's vital question: "Who funded your study, Dr Wakefield?"

This page is research from an investigation by Brian Deer for the UK's Channel 4 Television and The Sunday Times of London into a campaign linking the MMR children's vaccine with autism. | Go to part I: The Lancet scandal | Go to part II: The Wakefield factor

Following his claim to have found a possible link between MMR and autism, published in the Lancet in February 1998, Dr Andrew Wakefield was questioned at a number of minuted events. One was called by the UK's Medical Research Council, which asked him where he got the children for his study. Another was called by US anti-MMR campaigner Rep Dan Burton, who chaired a congress committee. Below he asks Wakefield squarely: "Who funded your study?" The minutes don't record any contract from lawyers






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