Andrew Wakefield facts for kids
Andrew Jeremy Wakefield
1957 (age 62–63)
|Education||King Edward's School, Bath|
|Alma mater||St Mary's Hospital Medical School, London|
|Occupation||Former physician, researcher|
|Known for||MMR vaccine controversy|
Andrew Jeremy Wakefield (born 1957) is a former British doctor who became an anti-vaccine activist. He was a gastroenterologist until he was fired and removed from the UK medical register for unethical behaviour, misconduct and dishonesty.
In 1998 he was the lead author of a misleading research paper falsely claiming that there was a link between the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism and bowel disease.
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