Respectful Insolence

Archives for April 3, 2009

Let me say right up front that I’m not entirely sure that the victim–I mean target; no, I mean subject–of this week’s little excursion into the deepest darkest depths of woo is not a parody. That’s the beauty of it. I’ve never heard of it before, but a little Googling brought me evidence that it…

Time and time again, I’ve complained about the infiltration of woo into medical school and medical education, so much so that I’ve echoed Dr. R. W.’s term for it: Quackademic medicine. One tool advocates of “complementary and alternative medicine” (CAM) use to try to “get ‘em while they’re young,” so to speak, is to promote…