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By Edzard Ernst

this is often the tale of the author’s existence as a physician and a scientist. regardless of a younger ambition to turn into a jazz musician, he studied medication and finally grew to become a clinical study scientist, taking over appointments in Germany, Austria and eventually in England. His reverence for the pursuit of fact in the course of the software of clinical tools, coupled with a transforming into curiosity within the heritage of drugs through the Nazi period, didn't consistently endear him to others. on the time he was once appointed to the world’s first chair in substitute drugs, this used to be a space of healthiness care that had hardly ever been studied systematically, and was once virtually completely ruled via outspokenly evangelic promoters and fanatics - between them, famously, HRH Prince Charles - lots of whom exhibited an brazenly adverse, anti-scientific perspective in the direction of the target examine in their favoured treatments. Clashes have been inevitable, however the sheer ferocity with which advocates of other drugs might function so as to shield their box from scrutiny got here as a profound shock. This memoir offers a different perception into the cutthroat politics of educational existence and gives a sobering mirrored image at the harm already performed by means of pseudoscience in healthiness care.

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Dies ist die Geschichte meines Lebens als Arzt und Wissenschaftler. Trotz meines jugendlichen Ehrgeizes, Jazz-Musiker zu werden, studierte ich schließlich Medizin und wurde erst Kliniker und dann Wissenschaftler. Ich arbeitete zunächst in Deutschland, später in Österreich und schließlich in England.

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