Presenter: Del Bigtree
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Del Bigtree who has worked closely with Dr. Andrew Wakefield will explain Wakefield?s research into the connection between the MMR vaccine and autism. In 1995, an academic physician working in a London teaching hospital, Dr. Andrew Wakefield was contacted by the parent of an autistic child with stomach issues. He soon learned from several other parents of children with autistic behaviors, that their children?s regressive behavior immediately followed an MMR vaccine. He started investigating a possible role between gastrointestinal issues, the MMR vaccine, and neurological injury in children. In pursuit of this possible link, Dr. Wakefield participated in an initial study of twelve children with both stomach and developmental issues. The ensuing report, written with twelve other authors would catapult Wakefield into becoming one of the most controversial figures in the history of medicine.