New PDF release: A Scientist in Wonderland

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 turn into a jazz musician, he studied drugs and at last turned a scientific examine scientist, taking on appointments in Germany, Austria and at last in England. His reverence for the pursuit of fact throughout the software of clinical tools, coupled with a transforming into curiosity within the historical past of drugs throughout 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 medication, this was once a space of overall healthiness care that had not often been studied systematically, and was once virtually totally ruled by way of outspokenly evangelic promoters and lovers - between them, famously, HRH Prince Charles - a lot of whom exhibited an openly adversarial, anti-scientific perspective in the direction of the target research in their favoured remedies. Clashes have been inevitable, however the sheer ferocity with which advocates of different drugs could function with a purpose to shield 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 through pseudoscience in health and wellbeing care.

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