Oct 05 2008
Harriet Hall, MD also known as The SkepDoc, is a retired family physician who writes about pseudoscience and questionable medical practices. She received her BA and MD from the University of Washington, did her internship in the Air Force (the second female ever to do so), and was the first female graduate of the Air Force family practice residency at Eglin Air Force Base. During a long career as an Air Force physician, she held various positions from flight surgeon to DBMS (Director of Base Medical Services) and did everything from delivering babies to taking the controls of a B-52. She retired with the rank of Colonel. She recently published Women Aren’t Supposed to Fly: The Memoirs of a Female Flight Surgeon.
Harriet’s posts for Science-Based Medicine are archived here.
Harriet’s other writings can be found at her website The Skepdoc.