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Age of Autism Awards 2008 Person of the Year: Dr. Bernadine Healy

Posted on Jan 2, 2009 in Autism

Healy By Dan Olmsted It was the shot — or, rather, the words about the shots — heard ’round the world. In a U.S. News column in April and then a brave interview on CBS in May, one person yanked the vaccine-autism debate back into the mainstream of medicine where it has always belonged. For that, and more, it is a pleasure to name Bernadine Healy Age of Autism’s Person of the Year. This was not a hard decision. Just listen: “I think public health officials have been too quick to dismiss the [vaccine-autism] hypothesis as ‘irrational,’ without...

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