From: Steve Harris <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Ritalin and Liver cancer
Date: 14 Jun 2005 09:39:53 -0700
>>Brad, many M.D.s do NOT care whether a medical treatment produces good
RESULTS or that it WORKS. The M.D.s only care whether the medical
treatment has been written up as "proof" in a medical journal. <<
That's because we know that the easiest person to fool about whether or
not something "works", is yourself. Any good controlled and blinded
study in any good journal encapsulates more nonbiased experience with a
given problem than the average doctor will see in his or her ENTIRE
professional lifetime. To completely rely on one's own few and biased
observations in the face of that, would be breathtakingly arrogant.
Making it rather ironic that this is exactly what many "alternative"
critics of doctors do, at the same time they criticise the medical
profession for arrogance! Sorry, but the medical profession -- arrogant
though it may be--- doesn't even come *close* to the arrogance of its
average critics. Not by a mile.