Book Review: Autism's False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a Cure. By Paul A. Offit. Columbia University Press, 2008

@article{Brumback2009BookRA,
  title={Book Review: Autism's False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a Cure. By Paul A. Offit. Columbia University Press, 2008},
  author={Roger. A. Brumback},
  journal={Journal of Child Neurology},
  year={2009},
  volume={24},
  pages={251 - 252}
}
  • R. Brumback
  • Published 30 January 2009
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Child Neurology
8 Citations
The Ethics Writings of Roger A. Brumback, MD
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Reading Dr Brumback’s vitae, I came across several publications that afford insights into topics that tugged at his moral fabric, and one gets the sense that he felt personally attacked when quackery challenged science.
JEBCAM: Rebirth Brings New Life to an Old Journal and Scientific Scrutiny to the Field
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From the early-1800s until the mid-1900s (through World War II), there was an explosion of health care theories and disciplines, many offering treatments that were less gruesome and equally effective (or ineffective) as compared with those advocated by the universitytrained medical establishment, but this was also a period of exponential growth for charlatanism and quackery.
Book/Media Reviews: Deadly Choices: How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All
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This book is a frightening analysis of how popular hysteria can defeat major scientific advances in human health and one of the most important medical and public health advances since the dawn of human history—vaccination—is now being abandoned by many.
Hidden in plain sight.
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This issue of IJE includes a theme on autism edited by two of us and includes a remarkable comparison of autism diagnoses made by the old Lotter criteria, which focus on social aloofness and rituals, and newer ICD-10 criteria for the same children.

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The Appalling Poling Saga
TLDR
In retrospect, a full disclosure of the relationship of the patient to the lead author and the submission of this case to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System and the U.S. Vaccine Injury Compensation Program should have been made to the journal prior to publication.