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The Doctor Who Fooled the World

Science, Deception, and the War on Vaccines

Brian Deer

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Investigative reporter Brian Deer exposes a conspiracy of fraud and betrayal behind attacks on a mainstay of medicine: vaccinations.

Winner of the Recipient of the Eric Hoffer Award for Nonfiction in the Culture Category by The Hoffer Project, IPPY Book Award Health/Medicine/Nutrition by the Independent Publisher

From San Francisco to Shanghai, from Vancouver to Venice, controversy over vaccines is erupting around the globe. Fear is spreading. Banished diseases have returned. And a militant "anti-vax" movement has surfaced to campaign against children's shots.
But why?

In The Doctor Who Fooled…

Investigative reporter Brian Deer exposes a conspiracy of fraud and betrayal behind attacks on a mainstay of medicine: vaccinations.

Winner of the Recipient of the Eric Hoffer Award for Nonfiction in the Culture Category by The Hoffer Project, IPPY Book Award Health/Medicine/Nutrition by the Independent Publisher

From San Francisco to Shanghai, from Vancouver to Venice, controversy over vaccines is erupting around the globe. Fear is spreading. Banished diseases have returned. And a militant "anti-vax" movement has surfaced to campaign against children's shots.
But why?

In The Doctor Who Fooled the World, award-winning investigative reporter Brian Deer exposes the truth behind the crisis. Writing with the page-turning tension of a detective story, he unmasks the players and unearths the facts. Where it began. Who was responsible. How they pulled it off. Who paid.

At the heart of this dark narrative is the rise of the so-called "father of the anti-vaccine movement": a British-born doctor, Andrew Wakefield. Banned from medicine, thanks to Deer's discoveries, he fled to the United States to pursue his ambitions, and now claims to be winning a "war."

In an epic investigation spread across fifteen years, Deer battles medical secrecy and insider cover-ups, smear campaigns and gagging lawsuits, to uncover rigged research and moneymaking schemes, the heartbreaking plight of families struggling with disability, and the scientific scandal of our time.

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Riveting... Readers who love a good debunking will find Deer's narrative logical, exciting, and enraging.

Seldom has any new book been more timely than The Doctor Who Fooled the World At times the book reads more like a thriller than a journalistic investigation

At a time when the World Health Organization lists 'vaccine hesitancy' as one of the top ten threats to global health, this stunning work sounds an urgent message and demonstrates the essential role of investigative journalism in uncovering the truth.

Exposing researchers who lie, cheat and fake their data often requires the work of courageous whistleblowers or tenacious investigative journalists. Enter Brian Deer, an award-winning reporter for the Sunday Times of London

Although many people think they know this now-infamous story, it is likely they are unaware of all its dramatic details. Curious lay readers and vaccine experts alike are sure to learn something worthwhile from Deer's well-chronicled account.

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Trim Size
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9
Pages
408
ISBN
9781421438009
Table of Contents

Prologue: Resurrection
Part 1. Big Ideas
1. The Guinness Moment
2. It Must Be Measles
3. Quests Collide
4. The Pilot Study
5. Child Four
6. A Moral Issue
Part 2. Secret Schemes
7. Everybody Knows
8. First

Prologue: Resurrection
Part 1. Big Ideas
1. The Guinness Moment
2. It Must Be Measles
3. Quests Collide
4. The Pilot Study
5. Child Four
6. A Moral Issue
Part 2. Secret Schemes
7. Everybody Knows
8. First Contact
9. The Deal
10. Trouble in the Labs
11. Spartanburg Science
12. Asked and Answered
13. Turn of the Century
14. On Capitol Hill
15. Letting Go
16. The Bridge
17. Unblinded
Part 3. Exposed
18. Assignment
19. Cracking the Coombe
20. The Spoiler
21. Texas
22. Nothing As It Seems
23. Sesame Street
24. Enterocolitis
25. We Can Reveal
26. Cry Smear
27. An Elaborate Fraud
Part 4. Avenged
28. Rock Bottom
29. Payback Time
30. Vaxxed
31. Wakefield's World
32. Cause and Affect
Epilogue: A Wonderful Doctor

Timeline
Note to Readers
Acknowledgments
Index

Author Bio
Brian Deer
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Brian Deer

Brian Deer is a multi-award-winning investigative reporter, best known for inquiries into the drug industry, medicine, and social issues for the Sunday Times of London. briandeer.com @deerbrian