Today marks a very special day for me, Texas Children's and the whole Houston community. Forty years ago, a boy was born whose life and death would impact millions of lives throughout the world.
In 1998, Andrew Wakefield and 12 other co-investigators published a paper in the prestigious British medical journal, the Lancet, and asserted that the MMR vaccine was linked to autism. The small study of merely 12 children set off a national firestorm in the U.K. and suddenly thousands of British patients were refusing to vaccinate their children with the MMR vaccine which protects against measles, mumps and rubella.
Helping twins is double the joy.