The MMR vaccine and autism: Sensation, refutation, retraction, and fraud

@article{Rao2011TheMV,
  title={The MMR vaccine and autism: Sensation, refutation, retraction, and fraud},
  author={T. S. Sathyanarayana Rao and Chittaranjan Andrade},
  journal={Indian Journal of Psychiatry},
  year={2011},
  volume={53},
  pages={95 - 96}
}
Byline: T. Sathyanarayana Rao, Chittaranjan. Andrade In 1998, Andrew Wakefield and 12 of his colleagues [sup][1] published a case series in the Lancet , which suggested that the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine may predispose to behavioral regression and pervasive developmental disorder in children. Despite the small sample size ( n =12), the uncontrolled design, and the speculative nature of the conclusions, the paper received wide publicity, and MMR vaccination rates began to drop… 
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