Complementary and alternative medicine Homeopathy Medicine Naturopathy Surgery

Naturopathy invades the heartland

Many are the times I’ve referred to homeopathy as The One Quackery To Rule Them All. Because homeopathic remedies diluted greater than 12 C (12 serial hundred-fold dilutions) have been diluted more than Avagadro’s number, they are incredibly unlikely to have even a single molecule of starting compound in them. That makes them water. Given […]

Medicine Politics Surgery

Dr. Lazar Greenfield digs himself in deeper

I should have popped up some popcorn. I had a feeling this was coming, but who knew it would be so entertaining when it finally happened? On Tuesday, I wrote about how famed vascular surgeon Dr. Lazar Greenfield had written a bizarre, sexist attempt at Valentines Day humor in which he implied that evolutionary biology […]

Medicine Religion Surgery

Prayer, surgery, and separating doctoring from dogma

Over the years, I’ve learned that a lot of surgeons are very religious. Actually, a lot of doctors are quite religious. Indeed, long ago in the history of this blog, back when I used to write about evolution a lot more than I do these days, I’ve pointed out that at least as many physicians […]

Biology Evolution Medicine Politics Science Surgery

Cluelessness and sexism embarrass the American College of Surgeons

I’d like to thank Buckeye Surgeon for reminding me of something I had seen and wanted to blog about but totally forgot about. Maybe it was so forgettable that I should just skip it, but as a surgeon I actually don’t think so. Basically, it’s a story of a surgeon making a fool of himself. […]

Humor Medicine Surgery

Snow White and the Seven Surgeons

Just so you know, I claim the title of Mopey. Either that, or Sleepy, even though I’m not a trauma surgeon or OB/GYN.