Letters Assaulting alternative medicine

Why is alternative medicine alone under censure?

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e1632 (Published 06 March 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e1632
  1. James Penston, consultant physician/gastroenterologist1
  1. 1Scunthorpe General Hospital, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire DN15 7BH, UK
  1. james.penston{at}nhs.net

Moynihan’s article and the ensuing rapid responses reveal a visceral dislike of alternative medicine coupled with a strong streak of intolerance among some healthcare professionals.1

Why are the opponents of alternative medicine so driven to eradicate it? Is it because they …

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