A vision of the future of medicine

Along with Dr. R. W., I’ve become known for my rather vociferously expressed dismay at the ever increasing infiltration of unscientific and non-evidence-based woo in the form of “complementary and alternative medicine” (CAM) into academic medical centers. Well, thanks to a reader, I’ve seen a vision of the future of American medicine, and it’s frightening. Imagine, if you will, an academic medical center where the infiltration of woo is complete, where all manner of “alternative” modalities are viewed as equal or even superior to our unfeeling and nonwholistic scientific medicine.

Imagine, if you will, homeopathic e.r.:

I don’t think we’re too far from this point, at least in some medical centers. If current trends continue, give it a decade or two. Something to look forward to when I get old and start to need more medical care.