Respectful Insolence

How woo can really, really hurt

Pal MD explains it to us using an example.

Comments

  1. #1 Dave Briggs
    January 16, 2008

    “Alternative medicine” isn’t just some cute stab at trying “other ways of healing”–it can kill. Does that sound like an exaggeration?

    I wish it were.

    This is from the link: I enjoy herbs and the like, but you have to be careful with everything. Doesn’t hurt to talk to an MD once in a while either!
    Dave Briggs :~)

  2. #2 DLC
    January 16, 2008

    Yep. Quakery hurts people.
    Sometimes it’s not just harmless woo.

  3. #3 Uncle Dave
    January 18, 2008

    More Doctor testimonials like Pal MD of patients that decided to undertake alternative advice during M.D. medical treatment.

    Very compelling testimony as to the dangers of “a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing”.

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