Digging a little into the Wakefield scandal - you know, the thoroughly discredited study cited by the antivaxxers as evidence that thimerosal in vaccines causes autism because it claimed to have found a link between the MMR vaccine (which, by the way, has never contained thimerosal) to autism - Hugh Fudenberg’s name pops up.
And guess who the source is for the blitheringly ignorant Bill Maher’s ridiculous claim that having the flushot five years in a row raises your chance of getting Alzheimers a tenfold?
Fudenberg is a licensed medical doctor, but has had severe problems retaining his license due to his very dubious autism treatment regimes (also prior to his involvement with Wakefield) – he ended up “retiring”. Currently, he runs a nonprofit "research" organization, Neuro Immunotherapeutics Research Foundation, through which he still (well, as of 2005) pushes dubious remedies for autism and charges $750 per hour for “review of past medical records". He actually seems to have been respectable once, but appears to have plummeted into the outer reaches of loon in the late 1980s. As should be obvious, his claims linking flu shots and Alzheimer’s are unsubstantiated.
The guy has a page at whale.to, for crying out loud. And he is apparently a creationist.
Diagnosis: Whackaloon. The darkside distorted version of the old, befuddled but good wizard, Fudenberg has turned into a cackling old crackpot. Not a mover and shaker, but not completely harmless either.