Andrew Wakefield

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Andrew Wakefield
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Andrew Jeremy Wakefield

1957 (age 64–65)
EducationKing Edward's School, Bath
Alma materSt Mary's Hospital Medical School, London
OccupationFormer physician, researcher
Known forMMR 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.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "GMC LRMP". Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  2. "" (pdf). Retrieved 31 May 2014.