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Letters MMR scare

Piltdown—hoax or fraud?

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 25 January 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d469
  1. Stephen F Hayes, general practitioner1
  1. 1Canute Surgery, Southampton SO19 9AL, UK
  1. steveappleseed{at}

The BMJ’s revelations about Wakefield and the mumps, measles, and rubella (MMR) scare are shocking. I am stunned by the BBC’s silence considering how much air time they gave Wakefield when the MMR scare was developing, especially on radio 4 news. This should prompt us to try to educate people about …

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