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Letters MMR scare

Are the GMC, news media, and BMJ the right tribunals?

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 08 February 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d812
  1. Martin Hewitt, retired social policy academic1
  1. 1London N22 7XF, UK
  1. martannhewitt{at}

In three instalments chronicling his investigation of Andrew Wakefield, Brian Deer is the investigator, research-analyst, solver of the crime, and storyteller.1 2 3 That one person has performed this Herculean task demands debate on who should be performing these distinct roles, and, given the destruction of reputations involved, whether a single journalist …

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