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US report finds no link between MMR and autism

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 05 May 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1083
  1. Charles Marwick
  1. Washington, DC

    A new report from the US Institute of Medicine has rejected an association between autism and childhood immunisation with the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine.

    Dr Marie McCormick, chairwoman of the committee that drafted the report, said that on the basis of the evidence “no change in MMR immunisation procedures is warranted at present.” Dr McCormick, professor of maternal and child health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, spoke at a press conference held …

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