• Callous Disregard

  • Autism and Vaccines - The Truth Behind a Tragedy
  • By: Andrew Wakefield
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 02-28-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.7 (28 ratings)

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Editorial Reviews

Diagnoses of autism are rising. Why? Is some biological agent causing an actual uptick in autism?
In 1998, the respected medical journal The Lancet published a paper by Dr. Andrew Wakefield, a U.K.-based physician and researcher, that proposed a link between child vaccinations and autism. The paper ignited a major public fear of vaccinations and a hot scientific debate which ended with the disgrace and discrediting of Wakefield and his findings.
Callous Disregard, adeptly narrated by Gildart Jackson, is Wakefield’s attempt to uphold his original findings and clear his name. More than a discussion of vaccination and autism, Callous Disregard, is a look into the process of scientific discovery and the special interests that can get in the way.
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Publisher's Summary

Andrew Wakefield reveals 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.
©2010 Andrew J. Wakefield (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Jay Hardy on 11-21-17

Always better to know both sides of the story!

it is human nature to witch hunt when the old guard is threatened. Unfortunate but true. Thankfully in these days of wide open media we can ascertain the whole truth. The fact that Wakefield et al never actually suggested not vaccinating and yet were made the sacrificial lambs in the money vs truth circus is telling. The pro vaccine/repeaters army always wheel this example out and yet have never fact checked. Keep up the great work Andy Wakefield. I still don't think we know the whole story but the egomaniacal monster of allopathic medicine and corporate pharma madness needs to be put back in check and you and your ilk are a big part of the change.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Joe Nino on 08-30-17

The Truth Shall Set You Free

Although a bit difficult to understand at some points, it is the truth. Wakefield is innocent, regardless of the lies Brian Deer has put forth.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Kay Knight on 07-17-15


I found the content shocking and very frightening. We have very corrupt governments and law makers.

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