By Edzard Ernst

ISBN-10: 1845407776

ISBN-13: 9781845407773

this is often the tale of the author’s existence as a physician and a scientist. regardless of a younger ambition to turn into a jazz musician, he studied medication and at last turned a clinical examine scientist, taking on appointments in Germany, Austria and eventually in England. His reverence for the pursuit of fact during the program of clinical tools, coupled with a becoming curiosity within the heritage of medication through the Nazi period, didn't constantly endear him to others. on the time he used to be appointed to the world’s first chair in replacement medication, this used to be a space of future health care that had not often been studied systematically, and was once virtually completely ruled by way of outspokenly evangelic promoters and fans - between them, famously, HRH Prince Charles - a lot of whom exhibited an openly antagonistic, anti-scientific angle in the direction of the target learn in their favoured cures. Clashes have been inevitable, however the sheer ferocity with which advocates of different drugs might function so one can guard their box from scrutiny got here as a profound shock. This memoir offers a special perception into the cutthroat politics of educational existence and provides a sobering mirrored image at the harm already performed by means of pseudoscience in well-being care.

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