Lancet Retracts 1998 Study Linking Vaccines to Autism

From “The Early Report on ‘Ileal-lymphoid-nodular hyperplasia, non-specific colitis, and pervasive developmental disorder in children’ has been retracted, and a replacement is imminent.”

Comment & full text of the Early Report are freely available from (registration required).

According to The New York Times “an investigation by a British journalist found financial and scientific conflicts that Dr. Wakefield did not reveal in his paper.”

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CNN reports that “The medical journal The Lancet on February 2, 2010 retracted a controversial 1998 paper that linked the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine to autism.”

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