Respectful Insolence

Archives for March 18, 2010

It’s been a while since I wrote about this topic, but I fear for the future of medicine. Regular readers know what I’m talking about. The infiltration of various unscientific, pseudoscientific, and even anti-scientific “complementary and alternative medicine” (CAM) modalities into academic medicine seems increasingly to be endangering science-based medicine. Worse, this infiltration of quackery…

The cure for autism?

Given the resurgence of the mercury militia over the last week or so in response to the Poul Thorsen case, I was amused to have found what looks to me to be the cure for autism. The cure? Well, if you’re a member of the mercury militia and believe that thimerosal-containing vaccines cause autism, isn’t…