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By Edzard Ernst

ISBN-10: 1845407776

ISBN-13: 9781845407773

this can be the tale of the author’s lifestyles as a physician and a scientist. regardless of a younger ambition to develop into a jazz musician, he studied medication and finally turned a clinical learn scientist, taking on appointments in Germany, Austria and eventually in England. His reverence for the pursuit of fact in the course of the software of clinical equipment, coupled with a starting to be curiosity within the background of medication in the course of the Nazi period, didn't consistently endear him to others. on the time he used to be appointed to the world’s first chair in replacement drugs, this used to be a space of well-being care that had hardly been studied systematically, and used to be virtually fullyyt ruled through outspokenly evangelic promoters and fans - between them, famously, HRH Prince Charles - lots of whom exhibited an openly antagonistic, anti-scientific perspective in the direction of the target examine in their favoured cures. Clashes have been inevitable, however the sheer ferocity with which advocates of other drugs may function with a purpose to guard their box from scrutiny got here as a profound shock. This memoir presents a different perception into the cutthroat politics of educational existence and gives a sobering mirrored image at the harm already performed via pseudoscience in health and wellbeing care.

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