It is a pity that few have neither the patience nor the time for medical philosophy these days while many retain the mouth for voicing highly opinionated political ideology on healthcare in medicine. More can be read about the remarkable Dr Ledermann on his website, in a transcription of an interview I conducted with him here and in his obituary in The Times in 2005.
A provocative look at alcohol, alcoholism and Prof. David Nutt's recent statement about alcohol being more dangerous to society than heroin or crack cocaine.
The Debating Society of University College London met last night. The motion was: This House would stop the funding of homeopathy on the NHS. The result was close but a heart-warming win for the supporters of NHS homeopathy. For the Motion: 71 Against the Motion: 78 Abstentions: 41 This was most heartening as there were [...]
A brief and provocative chat about medicine, homepathy, science and scientism.
Welcome to my new column The Pie Man Strikes Again! Now what has a Pie Man got to do with medicine? What has a Pie Man got to do with the holy grail of evidence-based medicine? Allow me to explain... There are some doctors around today so eminent that I've dubbed them Physicians of the [...]
Good news friends. The tide is starting to turn… Homeopathy is starting to defend itself in earnest against biased attacks in the medical literature and media in general. A press release by the Faculty of Homeopathy today shows that the ‘conclusions’ of a paper in the Lancet entitled ‘The End of Homeopathy’ have been called [...]
On Monday night, the 20th October 2008, I will attend a debate at University College London at 7.00 pm. The motion is: 'This House believes homeopathy should not be available on the NHS’ The debate is free and open to all and this is how you get there. Speaking against the motion: Dr Peter Fisher [...]
Maybe I should give up talking about how homeopathy has served this country well for nearly 200 years. I thought I presented a convincing expose of the apparent ‘evidence basis’ of orthodox medicine using a pie published by that well-known supporter of all things alternative, see wacky and charlatan – The British Medical Journal’s Handbook [...]
It seems that my last post has made things just a little less than comfortable for stone throwers living in glass houses. (aka as critics of homeopathy who assume that most of conventional medicine is clearly ‘evidence-based’.) Some are even desperately appealing to colleagues for reinforcement. Unfortunately for them it’s not easy to sell houses [...]