- Medicine. An old joke, but true. Any “alternative” therapies that can be shown to work are soon adopted by real doctors, and so are not “alternative” any more. “Alternative medicine” should really be named “alternative to medicine”, since if you don’t want to try the medicine that has been shown to work you will try an alternative – one that has not been shown to work. (Or in many cases, one that has been shown not to work.)
Today Orac describes what happened to a patient who rejected the proven therapies for an alternative, with horrific consequences.