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Andrew Wakefield reveals the the inside story of the vaccine-autism connection, and his controversial research.

As Andrew Wakefield states in his prologue, “If autism does not affect your family now, it will. If something does not change—and change soon—this is almost a mathematical certainty. This book affects you also. It is not a parochial look at a trivial medical spat in the United Kingdom, but dispatches from the battlefront in a major confrontation—a struggle against compromise in medicine, corruption of science, and a real and present threat to children in the interests of policy and profit. It is a story of how ‘the system’ deals with dissent among its doctors and scientists.”

In the pursuit of possible links between childhood vaccines, intestinal inflammation, and neurologic injury in children, Wakefield lost his job in London’s Royal Free Hospital, his country of birth, his career, and his medical license. A recent General Medical Council ruling stated that he was “dishonest, irresponsible and showed callous disregard for the distress and pain of children.” Maligned by the medical establishment and mainstream media, Wakefield endeavors to set the record straight in Callous Disregard. While explaining what really happened, he calls out the organizations and individuals that are acting not for the sake of children affected by autism, but in their own self-interests.

Andrew Wakefield reveals the inside story of desperate parents trying to help their autistic children, only to be labeled as abusers by social workers, medical professionals, and the courts.

As the number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders grows each year, new discoveries and controversies arise. Andrew Wakefield explores many of these in his thorough investigation of the recent trial case of the “Arizona 5,” which destroyed an Arizona family. Two parents, with five children on the spectrum, were accused of Münchausen syndrome by proxy—a rare form of child abuse—and were ganged up on by physicians, child protective services, and the courts, who alleged that the parents fabricated medical symptoms in all five children. However, Wakefield now presents ample evidence that was disregarded and which would have proven the parents’ innocence.

Families affected by autism suffer great hardship and prejudice, particularly as they navigate the uncertain waters of diagnosis, treatment, and education. The shocking story of the Arizona 5 family delves into the tremendous challenges some parents have to face, especially if their views on how to treat the syndrome don’t align with the medical world’s standards. Wakefield also includes numerous studies and research trials that support the controversial yet significant roles that vaccines and diet play in autism, factors many medical professionals wrongfully dismiss.

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Reviews on Waging War on the Autistic Child

"Andy Wakefield is a symbol of strength and conviction that all parents of children with autism can use to fight for truth and the best lives possible for their kids.”
—Jenny McCarthy

"Anyone reading Dr. Wakefield’s comprehensive review of the scientific literature on autism cannot ignore his compelling arguments that many causal pathways have been inadequately studied. Far from the public image of a rogue scientist, Dr. Wakefield has dared to challenge entrenched orthodoxy to keep an open mind.”
—Sheldon Krimsky, professor, Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University; author, Science in the Private Interest

“Brilliantly written, the author chronicles the disturbingly true story of a family of five autistic children abused by Arizona’s Child Protective Services. Through this magnifying glass, readers begin to understand how families with autistic children in our day are reliving the European Renaissance, a time when the fundamental principles of modern medicine remained scorned by the medical establishment for centuries to come.”
—David L. Lewis, PhD, former senior-level research microbiologist for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development

“In this book, Dr. Wakefield strives to empower and bring hope to families with children with autism.”
—Wendy Fournier, president, National Autism Association

 “Dr. Andrew Wakefield, who exemplifies courage and concern for children and families with the utmost truth and integrity, illuminates the devastating consequences possible to families who dare to question the mainstream medical establishment.”
—Ed Arranga, executive director, AutismOne

“Meticulously researched approach to an issue that requires our urgent attention. Wakefield presents compelling truths that cannot be dismissed.”
—Carol Stott, PhD, CPsychol, CSci, epidemiologist and psychologist