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Debunking Catholic Pseudoscience

Published: June 23, 2011

Last month the Union of Catholic Physicians (UCP), a German organization that affectionately refers to itself as the “Voice of the Catholic medical community,” announced that they have discovered several therapeutic options in the treatment of homosexuality. While the Union of Catholic Physicians continues to iterate that homosexuality is not a read more »

Charlatans and Chicanery (Part 1)

Published: October 25, 2010

Hot off the heels of the Dr. Andrew Wakefield verdict, another physician has been stuck-off of the British Medical Register by the General Medical Council. Dr. Robert Trossel was found by the GMC to be in breach of good medical practice by exploiting vulnerable patients and causing mental, financial, and possibly physical harm. After an intensive BBC read more »

Dr. Simon Singh talks Alternative Medicines

Published: October 9, 2010

Many Americans rely on “alternative medicine” treatments. There have always been doubts about the efficacy of such therapies. Studies have been undertaken in recent years to test them. In some cases the jury is in. A few years ago I interviewed the co-author of a book which summarized what can be said about such treatments. Dr. Simon Singh is a read more »

The Story of Dr. John “Goat Gland” Brinkley

Published: May 25, 2010

Author Pope Brock tells the intriguing story of one Dr. John R. Brinkley in his recently published work, Charlatan: America’s Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him, and the Age of Flimflam. As a surgeon, politician, radio pioneer, entrepreneur and conman, Dr. John R. Brinkley embodies the American spirit in its ugly and amoral base incarnation. read more »