Credibility battles in the autism litigation

@article{Kirkland2012CredibilityBI,
  title={Credibility battles in the autism litigation},
  author={Anna Kirkland},
  journal={Social Studies of Science},
  year={2012},
  volume={42},
  pages={237 - 261}
}
  • A. Kirkland
  • Published 13 March 2012
  • Law
  • Social Studies of Science
That vaccines do not cause autism is now a widely accepted proposition, though a few dissenters remain. An 8-year court process in the US federal vaccine injury compensation court ended in 2010 with rulings that autism was not an adverse reaction to vaccination. There were two sets of trials: one against the measles–mumps–rubella (MMR) vaccine and one against the mercury-based preservative thimerosal. The MMR story is more widely known because of publicity surrounding the main proponent of an… 
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