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Here’s your chance…

…to ask über-quack Hulda Clark, the woman who disagrees with Dr. Simoncini in that she thinks that all cancer is caused by an intestinal fluke and that she can cure it by “zapping” it with a chintzy device she calls a “Zapper” that looks a lot like a Scientology E-meter, any question you want. She’s going to be broadcasting her quackery all over the intertubes tonight on Patrick Timpone’s One Radio Network at 7 PM CDT:

Thursday, August 7, 7-8 PM Talk to the Legendary Dr. Hulda Clark

Dr. Clark has a clinic in Mexico and claims a high success rate with Cancer patients and uses the word “Cure” openly widely in her work and many books. Her latest is “The Cure and prevention of all Cancers.” We’ll talk about zappers, parasites, cleansing, diet and what are the causes and cures she claims her experience and research are clearly showing. Please tell everyone you care about and also forward this, of course, to anyone you know who is dealing with cancer.

Consider it done, Mr. Timpone. I’ve just forwarded it to all my readers. It would be interesting to see if any skeptical questions could make it through at 888.663.6386. I’m sure she’d be happy to explain the scientific evidence backing up her claim that all cancer is caused by an intestinal fluke and why that evidence is nowhere to be found in the peer-reviewed scientific literature.

By Orac

Orac is the nom de blog of a humble surgeon/scientist who has an ego just big enough to delude himself that someone, somewhere might actually give a rodent's posterior about his copious verbal meanderings, but just barely small enough to admit to himself that few probably will. That surgeon is otherwise known as David Gorski.

That this particular surgeon has chosen his nom de blog based on a rather cranky and arrogant computer shaped like a clear box of blinking lights that he originally encountered when he became a fan of a 35 year old British SF television show whose special effects were renowned for their BBC/Doctor Who-style low budget look, but whose stories nonetheless resulted in some of the best, most innovative science fiction ever televised, should tell you nearly all that you need to know about Orac. (That, and the length of the preceding sentence.)

DISCLAIMER:: The various written meanderings here are the opinions of Orac and Orac alone, written on his own time. They should never be construed as representing the opinions of any other person or entity, especially Orac's cancer center, department of surgery, medical school, or university. Also note that Orac is nonpartisan; he is more than willing to criticize the statements of anyone, regardless of of political leanings, if that anyone advocates pseudoscience or quackery. Finally, medical commentary is not to be construed in any way as medical advice.

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