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New PDF release: A Scientist in Wonderland

By Edzard Ernst

this is often the tale of the author’s lifestyles as a physician and a scientist. regardless of a younger ambition to turn into a jazz musician, he studied drugs and at last grew to become a scientific examine scientist, taking over appointments in Germany, Austria and eventually in England. His reverence for the pursuit of fact in the course of the software of medical equipment, coupled with a transforming into curiosity within the background of drugs throughout the Nazi period, didn't regularly endear him to others. on the time he used to be appointed to the world’s first chair in replacement drugs, this was once a space of future health care that had hardly been studied systematically, and used to be nearly totally ruled by means of outspokenly evangelic promoters and lovers - between them, famously, HRH Prince Charles - a lot of whom exhibited an brazenly antagonistic, anti-scientific perspective in the direction of the target research in their favoured remedies. Clashes have been inevitable, however the sheer ferocity with which advocates of different drugs may function with the intention to shield their box from scrutiny got here as a profound shock. This memoir offers a special perception into the cutthroat politics of educational existence and gives a sobering mirrored image at the harm already performed through pseudoscience in future health care.

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