Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Yet another Spin Doctor Gives an "Official"

Answer to Questions about Homeopathy

At the University of Minnesota

"Simply put, we do not teach, nor advocate, for homeopathy in any way, nor does the University as an institution."

Tony Baisley
communications director
Center for Spirituality & Healing/School of Nursing

 I guess it is cheaper to hire another spin doctor than to fix things?

My response:

Mr. Baisley-

Please tell that to the Director of the Center for Spirituality and Healing.

Director of University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality and Healing Writes Approvingly of Homeopathy


In a letter to the Daily
(link: http://www.mndaily.com/2010/02...

"As a scientist [sic] and nurse, I read with great interest an article that appeared in the medical journal Chest (Frass et al., 2005). This is a peer-reviewed scientific journal read by many physicians and surgeons. It is published by the American College of Chest Surgeons (no slouch of a group). The article describes a study (a prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled trial) comparing critically-ill patients on mechanical ventilators in Intensive Care Units who received a substance called potassium dichromate with those who did not. It was found that the patients who received potassium dichromate had less thick, stringy tracheal secretions and were able to get off the ventilator more quickly and out of the ICU. Clinical outcomes like that are important. Potassium dichromate is a homeopathic remedy."

This hogwash has been thoroughly debunked, see: http://ptable.blogspot.com/201...

It is time for the Academic Health Center to own up about homeopathy at Minnesota.  Homeopathy has no place in evidence based medicine.

"We do not teach, nor advocate, for homeopathy in any way, nor does the university as an institution."

Mr. Baisley, go to the home page of the University of Minnesota and type "homeopathy" into the search engine.  Or just click this link:

You are practicing what is known as the Big Lie technique. As Orwell put it in 1984: “To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient..."

William B. Gleason, U of M med school faculty and alum

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