Great idea in this book. Let’s subject all our proposed healing methods to the same rigorous testing.
You’ve heard how back in 1970 the Nobel prizewinning scientist Linus Pauling touted large doses of vitamin C as a cure/palliative treatment for cancer, right? This author examines the history of that proposal as an example of how standard medicine, by failing to thoroughly test any treatment option that smacks of “alternative,” manages to maintain the status quo. He says the National Academy of Science actually broke its own publication rules when it refused to publish Pauling’s paper.
Looks like a telling account of how selective vision can slow us human beings down.