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  1. Fun with homeopaths and meta-analyses of homeopathy trials
    Homeopathy amuses me. Well, actually it both amuses me and appalls me. The amusement comes from just how utterly ridiculous the concepts behind homeopathy are. Think about it. It is nothing but pure magical thinking. Indeed, at the very core of homeopathy is a concept that can only be considered to …
  2. A “Shruggie” Awakening – One Doctor’s Journey Toward Scientific Enlightenment
    ED. NOTE: Circumstances have dictated an unexpected change of plans; so you’re in for a treat. Dr. Val Jones is starting two days earlier than previously announced. Beginning next week, her posts will appear regularly on Thursday mornings. Harriet Hall’s post scheduled for today will ap…
  3. David H. Gorski, MD, PhD – Managing Editor
    PATIENTS WHO FOUND THIS PAGE THROUGH GOOGLE: PLEASE SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE FOR A NOTICE. David H. Gorski, MD, PhD, FACS is a surgical oncologist at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute specializing in breast cancer surgery, where he also serves as the Medical Director of the Alexande…
  4. Pitfalls in Regulating Physicians. Part 2: The Games Scoundrels Play
    A Few Things that No Doctor Should Do When a physician is accused of DUI, “substance abuse,” being too loose with narcotic prescriptions, throwing scalpels in the OR, or diddling patients, the response of a state medical board† tends to be swift and definitive. Shoot first, ask quest…
  5. Update on the NIH “Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy”
    A few days ago, while gathering information for last week’s post about intravenous hydrogen peroxide, I noticed this: ACAM Supports NIH Decision to Suspend TACT Trial September 3, 2008, Laguna Hills, Calif. — The American College for Advancement in Medicine, ACAM today announced its sup…
  6. A Budget of Anecdotes
    Anecdotal evidence. An oxymoron? Or a valid approach to understanding data? The problem is there are different kinds of anecdotes, used for different purposes, but the purpose of anecdotes is rarely if ever defined explicitly. Anecdotes are used for one purpose by one speaker/writer but interpreted …
  7. Pitfalls in Regulating Physicians. Part 1
    I had intended today’s posting to be a summary of a real case faced by a state medical board. It is a case of licensed physicians treating patients with a substandard, dangerous, and unequivocally illegal method. My intent was to use it as an illustration of how difficult it can be for medical…
  8. Sometimes science and ethics win out
    Yesterday was a good day.It was a good day because it was one of the days that shows that, sometimes, science and ethics do win out after all: CHICAGO (AP) — A government agency has dropped plans for a study of a controversial treatment for autism that critics had called an unethical experimen…
  9. Postmodernist attacks on science-based medicine
    The postmodernist critique of science consists of two interrelated arguments, epistemological and ideological. Both are based on subjectivity. First, because of the subjectivity of the human object, anthropology, according to the epistemological argument cannot be a science; and in any event the sub…
  10. Thanks, Jenny McCarthy! Thanks for the measles!
    I would like to take this opportunity to echo my co-blogger Steve’s sentiment and thank Jenny McCarthy. What? You say. Has Gorski completely lost his mind? (Or maybe you used another word besides “mind,” a perhaps not so savory word.) Not really. I just agree with Steve that accomp…
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