Britain bans doctor who linked autism to vaccine

British doctor Andrew Wakefield arrives at the General Medical Council in London to face a disciplinary panel investigating allegations of serious professional misconduct on Monday, Monday, July 16, 2007. Dr Wakefield is charged along with two colleagues, Professor John Walker-Smith and Professor Simon Murch, for their controversial study linking a common children's MMR vaccine to the severe neurological disorder known as autism. (AP Photo/Sang Tan) (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

May 25, 2010 5:21:47 AM PDT
The doctor whose research linking autism and the vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella influenced millions of parents to refuse the shot for their children was banned Monday from practicing medicine in his native Britain.