2013 Annual James V. Warren Memorial Lecture


Jeffery P. Baker, MD, PhD
Professor or Pediatrics and Director of the History of Medicine Program

Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities, and History of Medicine
Duke University and School of Medicine

“The Perfect Storm: The Roots of the Vaccine-Autism Controversy”

How did vaccines and autism become linked in the public’s mind? In this lecture, Dr. Baker will examine how this belief originated in the autism community’s response to the rising prevalence of the disorder in the late 1990s. The result was not one, but two vaccine/autism controversies. One in Britain centered upon the MMR vaccine, the other in the United States focused on mercury and preservatives. These histories will be discussed and reflections provided on the relevance of historical analysis to vaccine policy. This event is co-sponsored by Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Reception at 4:00 pm; Lecture at 4:30 pm

OSU Health Sciences Library Medical Heritage Center
Prior Hall, Room 550
376 W. 10th Ave., Columbus, OH

FREE and open to the public.

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