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Distinguished Lecture Series in Life Sciences
Event Type:Lecture
Location:1309 Centennial Hall
 
Thursday, October 04, 2012
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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Susan Betts
785-6960
Organization/Department:Biology/Microbiology
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Thursday, October 4, 2012
 
Public Lecture
 
5 p.m. Reception
1309 Centennial Hall
Refreshments served
 
5 :30 p.m. An Elaborate Fraud: The MMR Vaccine & Autism
Fears that vaccines cause autism have become one of the biggest health controversies in America. But where did the story begin, and what keeps it going? Over a period of seven years, Brian Deer investigated the story for The Sunday Times of London and now comes to La Crosse to reveal what Time Magazine dubbed one of the “great science frauds” of all time.
 
Launched from one British hospital in the 1990s, the scare took hold first in the UK, and then spread around the globe, leaving doctors baffled, children at risk, parents frightened, and lawyers with a lot more money. Deer shows how it was done, who did it, and why it will happen again.
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