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Royal Free autism pill partner, Herman Hugh Fudenberg, wasn't fit to prescribe

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

Among Brian Deer's findings was that Andrew Wakefield had filed patent claims for a vaccine and a possible cure for autism, based on a fringe theory of "transfer factors". His collaborator and "co-inventor" was Hugh Fudenberg, who claimed in a 2004 interview with Brian Deer to cure autistic children with his own bone marrow. Here is Fudenberg's record with the South Carolina board of medical examiners. In November 1995, he was banned indefinitely from prescribing - a worrying picture for the Royal Free medical school in London, which, before hosting the launch of the anti-MMR campaign in 1998, was waiting on Fudenberg's "business plan"

Extraordinary claims by Fudenberg to treat autism were referenced in the 1998 Lancet paper which triggered the MMR scare. He also acted as "Medical Associate" to the UK group Allergy-Induced Autism, which planned to test transfer factor pills on children














Professor Fudenberg plainly suffers from disability, and Brian Deer publishes this information only because he believes the public interest justifies the intrusion. Hugh Fudenberg told Brian Deer in 2004 that he continues to treat autistic children from his home in Spartanburg. He also continues to be cited as an authority in literature circulated by anti-vaccine campaigners.

Writing to this website in September 2005, Fudenberg said he no longer treated patients from his home, "but acted only as a consultant by looking at laboratory results and suggesting additional funds necessary for diagnosis". He said that checks were made out to a nonprofit.



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