A statement by the editors of The Lancet

  title={A statement by the editors of The Lancet},
  author={R. Horton},
  journal={The Lancet},
Cognitive polyphasia in the MMR controversy: a theoretical and empirical investigation
This thesis examines the hypothesis of cognitive polyphasia proposed by Serge Moscovici in La Psychanalyse, son Image et son Public (1961/1976). Despite its intuitive appeal, the hypothesis remainsExpand
Charting a Course toward a New Vaccine Strategy
There has been a long-simmering disquiet in Catholic circles regarding the use cell lines derived from aborted fetal tissue. This concern has exploded into the public consciousness given the use ofExpand
How Bias Distorts Evidence and Its Assessment
Scientific policy advisers collect information and on its basis formulate alternative policy options for policy-makers to consider. Throughout the process, biases can cause systematically distortedExpand
The UK MMR Vaccine Debate
This chapter is the second results chapter of this book. It examines the measles, mumps and rubella debate (between 1998 and 2003) and assesses evidence on how power and expertise, as well asExpand
Ethics in Clinical Research
Historically, medical research was conducted without formal regulations, supervision informed consent, or recognition of patient rights and interests. Ethical oversight has been implemented throughExpand
Alternativmedizin oder warum es keine Alternative zu wirksamer Medizin gibt
Verschiedene Methoden und Ansatze der Alternativmedizin werden vorgestellt, das Thema Impfen und Heilpraktiker behandelt. Auch Probleme innnerhalb der Medizin werden thematisiert.
Do Vaccines Cause Autism
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) concluded that the body of evidence favors rejection of a causal relationship between autism and MMR vaccine and thimerosal-containing vaccine. Expand
How Vaccine Safety is Monitored
Questions about vaccine safety will undoubtedly continue to occur, and continuous monitoring will be needed to address these questions with rigorous scientific methods to help assure the public that vaccines are made as safe as possible. Expand
Harms of Hedging in Scientific Discourse: Andrew Wakefield and the Origins of the Autism Vaccine Controversy
This study reveals the discursive origins of the Autism MMR vaccine controversy through a rhetorical examination of the 1998 Wakefield et al. article. I argue the very practices of scientificExpand


RETRACTED: Ileal-lymphoid-nodular hyperplasia, non-specific colitis, and pervasive developmental disorder in children
BACKGROUND We investigated a consecutive series of children with chronic enterocolitis and regressive developmental disorder. METHODS 12 children (mean age 6 years [range 3-10], 11 boys) wereExpand