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New research demolishes link between MMR vaccine and autism

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 19 June 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1643
  1. Hilary Bower
  1. London

    A leading virologist is calling on the scientific community to spend no more time investigatingalleged links between the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine, inflammatory bowel disease, and autism after the publication last week of two further studies, which seemed to demolish the theory that vaccination increased the risk of the conditions.

    The studies—one published in the Lancet by a team from the Royal Free Hospital Medical School, London, the second in Current Problems in Pharmacovigilance from a specially convened …

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