Anti-vaccine doctor behind ‘dangerous’ autism therapy found dead. Family cries foul.
James Jeffrey Bradstreet’s life was full of controversy. To thousands of supporters, he was a savior: a physician who claimed
vaccines caused autism and promoted radical procedures to treat those afflicted, including his own son.
To many others, however, he was a crackpot: a man who, despite his medical license, ignored science and championed
dangerous, discredited and occasionally deadly treatments.
It’s no surprise, therefore, that Bradstreet’s death is proving equally divisive.
On the afternoon of June 19, a fisherman spotted Bradstreet’s lifeless body lying in the Broad River in the tiny town of Chimney
Rock, N.C. He had a gunshot wound to his chest, authorities said
. A gun was found in the water nearby.
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