A Rough Guide to Evidence-Based Medicine

May 20, 2012 at 3:35 pm (Evidence, Miscellaneous) (, , , , , , , , , , )

On the unimpressiveness of personal anecdotes and the usefulness of clinical evidence. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Breakspear Hospital and Jean Monro v the ASA and the GMC

May 16, 2012 at 12:20 pm (Activism) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

In October 2011, I wrote that the Breakspear hospital was offering chelation therapy for coronary and cerebrovascular disease, CFS, autism, and for “preventative medicine” and “anti-ageing”. The page on chelation that I linked to now redirects to a page on treatments that does not mention chelation. Read the rest of this entry »

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Lessons From Feynman

May 12, 2012 at 4:35 pm (Miscellaneous) (, , , , , , , , , )

In 1974, Richard Feynman gave a speech at Caltec which was later published, in 1985, in the book Surely You’re Joking Mr Feynman. The book chapter was titled Cargo Cult Science and it contained some valuable lessons. Read the rest of this entry »

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