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What follows is even better: a fascinating account of Dr Ernst's crusade against ...
15 July 2016
The first part of the book is a sort of autobiography or memoir. This I found a little odd since it didn't really "fit" with the rest - but I believe that first part was added on as a kind of afterthought.
The memoir is interesting. What follows is even better: a fascinating account of Dr Ernst's crusade against pseudoscience and snake oil "treatments", mostly homeopathy. It shows, among other things, how even in a free society the voice of common sense often needs to struggle to be heard, how pressures (some subtle, some not) can weigh on and influence certain decisions that should be governed but purely scientific considerations.
The book, in other words, is not only an account of Dr Ernst's crusade, but also a warning.
I recommend this book, for all of us who want to stay sane.