Respectful Insolence

Archives for November 14, 2007

In the mood for some surgery blogging?

…Then go and visit Aggravated DocSurg, who’s hosting the latest edition of SurgXperiences, the only blog carnival for surgery blogging, although his title makes me wonder a bit.

Over the last couple of days, I’ve discussed “complementary and alternative medicine” (CAM) in terms of a meme upon which evolutionary forces are acting to select certain forms of woo over others in academia. Although, in my usual inimitable fashion, I probably carried the concept one step too far, in the end I concluded that…

Sid Schwab joins the party

I was always wondering when he’d finally weigh in on alternative medicine, and now Sid has. It’s a slapdown worthy of Orac, Dr. R.W., or Panda Bear MD. Go forth and read it. Not quite as snarky as Orac (but, then, Sid’s a classy guy), but every bit as outraged.