Edzard Ernst

Tuesday, March 27 2018 at 7:30PM

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Edzard Ernst

What's the talk about?

Homeopathy has often been criticised for being implausible and unproven, but rarely by someone who has been brought up on this therapy, trained as a homeopath, researched the subject for 25 years and published > 150 papers on it. Prof Edzard Ernst has become homeopathy's best-informed and most outspoken critic. His talk has the same title as his latest book: HOMEOPATHY, THE UNDILUTED FACTS.

Edzard Ernst is an academic physician and researcher specializing in the study of complementary and alternative medicine. He was formerly Professor of Complementary Medicine at the University of Exeter, the first such academic position in the world.

Ernst served as chairman of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) at the University of Vienna, but left this position in 1993 to set up the department of Complementary Medicine at the University of Exeter in England. He became director of complementary medicine of the Peninsula Medical School (PMS) in 2002. Ernst was the first occupant of the Laing chair in Complementary Medicine, retiring in 2011. He was born and trained in Germany, where he began his medical career at a homeopathic hospital in Munich, and since 1999 has been a British citizen.

Ernst is the founder of two medical journals: Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies (of which he is currently editor-in-chief) and Perfusion.Ernst's writing appeared in a regular column in The Guardian, where he reviewed news stories about complementary medicine from an evidence-based medicine perspective.Since his research began on alternative modalities, Ernst has been seen as "the scourge of alternative medicine" for publishing critical research that exposes methods that lack documentation of efficacy.In 2015 he was awarded the John Maddox Prize, sponsored jointly by Sense About Science and Nature, for courage in standing up for science.



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Homeopathy - The Undiluted Facts

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