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.
Sunday 2 November 2008, 2.00pm Lecture Theatre 1
Defeating Austism: a damaging delusion (Routledge, 2008)
MMR and Autism (Routledge, 2004)
The Tyranny of Health: Doctors and the Regulation of Lifestyle (Routledge, 2000)
"Participating in the Battle was a little like entering a Bombay train at rush hour - it's a plunge into a swirl of wildly differing notions of how people should arrange themselves in a really tight situation. When you eventually emerge, you find that you're in a different place from where you started - and that you've been thoroughly energised from the journey. I can't wait to take the trip again next year."
Naresh Fernandes, editor-in-chief, Time Out India