Burton's vital question: "Who
funded your study, Dr Wakefield?"
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.
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part II: The Wakefield
his claim to have found a possible link
between MMR and autism, published in the Lancet in February 1998,
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