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MaLAM International News and MaLAM letters

MaLAM International News and MaLAM letters were published from November 1983 until October 2000 after which they were replaced by Healthy Skepticism International News. Go to MaLAM Archive


Healthy Scepticism New Zealand

Healthy Scepticism New Zealand newsletters were written by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), funded by Pharmac and published from November 1989 until June 2000. Go to Healthy Scepticism New Zealand Archive

 

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Far too large a section of the treatment of disease is to-day controlled by the big manufacturing pharmacists, who have enslaved us in a plausible pseudo-science...
The blind faith which some men have in medicines illustrates too often the greatest of all human capacities - the capacity for self deception...
Some one will say, Is this all your science has to tell us? Is this the outcome of decades of good clinical work, of patient study of the disease, of anxious trial in such good faith of so many drugs? Give us back the childlike trust of the fathers in antimony and in the lancet rather than this cold nihilism. Not at all! Let us accept the truth, however unpleasant it may be, and with the death rate staring us in the face, let us not be deceived with vain fancies...
we need a stern, iconoclastic spirit which leads, not to nihilism, but to an active skepticism - not the passive skepticism, born of despair, but the active skepticism born of a knowledge that recognizes its limitations and knows full well that only in this attitude of mind can true progress be made.
- William Osler 1909