More than a thousand parents and children dressed in white for solidarity appealed to a judge to lift the ban against children whose parents exercised the right to religious exemption from some mandated childhood vaccines. New York State had signed off banning healthy unvaccinated school-age children from school. Public health officials failed to take reasonable…

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“No name in contemporary English medicine is greeted with such polarized reactions as that of Dr. Andrew Wakefield” *read: L’affaire Wakefield: Shades of Dreyfus & BMJ’s Descent into Tabloid Science Andrew Wakefield, MD, an academic gastroenterologist, trained at St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School, the fourth generation of his family to do so. He practiced medicine as…

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