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A Scientist in Wonderland by Edzard Ernst

By Edzard Ernst

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 drugs and finally grew to become a clinical learn scientist, taking on appointments in Germany, Austria and at last in England. His reverence for the pursuit of fact during the program of medical equipment, coupled with a turning out to be curiosity within the heritage of drugs in the course of the Nazi period, didn't continually endear him to others. on the time he was once appointed to the world’s first chair in replacement medication, this was once a space of health and wellbeing care that had infrequently been studied systematically, and was once nearly completely ruled via outspokenly evangelic promoters and lovers - between them, famously, HRH Prince Charles - a lot of whom exhibited an openly antagonistic, anti-scientific angle in the direction of the target research in their favoured remedies. Clashes have been inevitable, however the sheer ferocity with which advocates of different medication might function in an effort to safeguard their box from scrutiny got here as a profound shock. This memoir offers a special perception into the cutthroat politics of educational lifestyles and provides a sobering mirrored image at the harm already performed by way of pseudoscience in healthiness care.

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