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The MMR vaccine: public health, private fears
The MMR vaccine: public health, private fears

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8.7 References for Reading 1

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Miller, E., Andrews, N. (2001) ‘Comments on “MMR: through a glass darkly” ( facts/ Vaccination/ 012201wakefield.htm).

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Wakefield, A.J., Murch, S.M., Anthony, A., Linnell, J., Casson, D.M., Malik, M., Berelowitz, M., Dhillon, A.P., Thomson, M.A., Harvey, P., Valentine, A., Davies, S.E., Walker-Smith, J.A. (1998) ‘Ileal-lymphoid-nodular hyperplasia, non-specific colitis, and pervasive developmental disorder in children’, Lancet; 351: pp.637–41.

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