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The Resource Autism's false prophets : bad science, risky medicine, and the search for a cure, Paul A. Offit

Autism's false prophets : bad science, risky medicine, and the search for a cure, Paul A. Offit

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Autism's false prophets : bad science, risky medicine, and the search for a cure
Title
Autism's false prophets
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bad science, risky medicine, and the search for a cure
Statement of responsibility
Paul A. Offit
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Language
eng
Summary
A London researcher was the first to assert that the combination measles-mumps-rubella vaccine known as MMR caused autism in children. Following this ""discovery, "" a handful of parents declared that a mercury-containing preservative in several vaccines was responsible for the disease. If mercury caused autism, they reasoned, eliminating it from a child's system should treat the disorder. Consequently, a number of untested alternative therapies arose, and, most tragically, in one such treatment, a doctor injected a five-year-old autistic boy with a chemical in an effort to cleanse him
Cataloging source
E7B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Autism's false prophets : bad science, risky medicine, and the search for a cure, Paul A. Offit
Label
Autism's false prophets : bad science, risky medicine, and the search for a cure, Paul A. Offit
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7312/offi14636
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-284) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The tinderbox -- Lighting the fuse -- The implosion -- A precautionary tale -- Mercury rising -- Mercury falling -- Behind the mercury curtain -- Science in court -- Science and the media -- Science and society -- A place for autism -- Epilogue: "Next, on Oprah."
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Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 298 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231517966
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Publisher number
EB00639819
Specific material designation
remote

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