Dr Michael Fitzpatrick

Dr Michael Fitzpatrick is a retired General Practitioner. He has written on a wide range of medical and political subjects including epidemics, addictions and health scares, for both medical publications and the mainstream media. Mike is the author of Defeating Austism: a damaging delusion, and MMR and Autism and The Tyranny of Health: Doctors and the Regulation of Lifestyle. He is a member of the Battle of Ideas Editorial Committee.

Related Sessions
Saturday 19 October 2013, 10.30am Pit Theatre
Saturday 19 October 2013, 3.30pm Cinema 1
Sunday 20 October 2013, 1.30pm Frobisher Auditorium 2

Publications

Defeating Austism: a damaging delusion (Routledge, 2008)
MMR and Autism (Routledge, 2004)
The Tyranny of Health: Doctors and the Regulation of Lifestyle (Routledge, 2000)

Fracking and Fukushima: our energy security fears

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