Melanie’s Marvelous Measles

The Most Horrific Children’s Book Ever Conceived

May 16, 2016 // 7 Comments

Edited by Peter & James In 1998, the former medical researcher and gastroenterologist Andrew Wakefield published a paper linking the administration of the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine with the onset of autism and bowel disorders. In the 18 years since its publication, scientists have tried and failed to reproduce the paper’s findings and have discovered that parts had been falsified. This resulted in the paper being retracted by the publisher, whose editor-in-chief [...]