Letters MMR scare stories

Some things are just too attractive to the media

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39289.666157.BE (Published 02 August 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:222
  1. Neville W Goodman, consultant anaesthetist
  1. Southmead Hospital, Bristol BS10 5NB
  1. Nev.W.Goodman{at}bris.ac.uk

    The Independent on Sunday in its take on the Andrew Wakefield General Medical Council (GMC) hearings fell back on finding a family wrecked by autism.1 2 The headline was a quote from a mother of two autistic children: “I wish the GMC could live a day in my life and see what I have seen.” This is presumably a plea …

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