Episode One Hundred And Ninety Four – On A Scientist In Wonderland – Interview With Edzard Ernst
Professor Edzard Ernst has written the story of his life as a doctor and a scientist – in A Scientist in Wonderland: A Memoir of Searching for Truth and Finding Trouble
Despite a youthful ambition to become a jazz musician, he studied medicine and became a medical research scientist, taking up appointments in Germany, Austria and finally in England.
Professor Ernst’s reverence for the pursuit of truth through the application of scientific methods, led to an appointment as the world’s first chair in alternative medicine. Clashes were inevitable and this memoir provides a unique insight into the cutthroat politics of academic life and offers a sobering reflection on the damage already done by pseudoscience in the field of medicine.
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