Blog Posts - Dan Olmsted

The Age of Autism before thimerosal

Dan Olmsted and Mark Blaxill have written a book, The Age of Autism. It expands on Mr. Olmsted’s UPI series of the same name and uses the same logic: build a narrative that links mercury to illnesses and claim this as proof that mercury is the...
by Left Brain/Right Brain on Sep 27, 2010

Donald Triplett – Autism’s Patient Zero

Donald Triplett is (for he is still alive) Kanner’s Case 1. Recently the story in a lovely portrait in The Atlantic, Donald has also had the sad misfortune to slowly but inexorably become a poster child for the autism/anti-vaccine movement. As...
by Left Brain/Right Brain on Sep 26, 2010

Age of Autism – the book – sales figures

Deep in the heart of the Big Pharma Wackosphere, shadowy figures, twisted into parodies of humanity by their greed, shuffled to and fro. They all carried the stain of Big Pharma – a tattoo of Darth Offit – on the back of their left hand s...
by Left Brain/Right Brain on Sep 19, 2010

Review of the Introduction of Age of Autism – the book.

So begins the Olmsted/Blaxill upcoming book ‘Age of Autism’. ...instead of taking Kanner’s word for it, [we decided] to learn about these previously anonymous families ourselves. We took clues from his extensive case descriptions...
by Left Brain/Right Brain on Aug 23, 2010

The war on Tom Insel and the IACC

Tom Insel is director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) but he is better known to readers of this blog as the chair of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee. If you read other autism blogs, he’s probably very well known...
by Left Brain/Right Brain on Oct 23, 2009

Circling the Wagons

The alternative medicine community is certainly loyal to their own. This seems especially true in the world of Autism where no idea is ever abandoned, no practitioner ever criticized. After the Chicago Tribune published articles on the Geiers (an...
by Left Brain/Right Brain on May 28, 2009

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