A Scientist in Wonderland

A Scientist in Wonderland

A Memoir of Searching for Truth and Finding Trouble

Book - 2015
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Appointed to the world's first chair in complementary medicine, the author discovers resistance to his efforts to apply scientific scrutiny to alternative medicine methods in order to judge their efficacy.
Publisher: Exeter, UK :, Imprint Academic,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781845407773
Characteristics: viii, 173 pages ; 21 cm


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Sep 01, 2015

A memoir from a musician who became a physician and then started to look critically at the science behind supplements, complementary and alternative medicine (SCAM). He became the chair of Laing Chair in Complementary Medicine at the University of Essex. His high-quality research into the effectiveness and safety of SCAM led him to speak out against the use of these nostrums. For the heresy of speaking the truth Dr. Ernst earned the emnity of powerful and prominent SCAM proponents (such as Prince Charles). Leading to his removal from the university.


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