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Andrew Wakefield
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Born
Andrew Jeremy Wakefield

1957 (age 62–63)
Nationality British
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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