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Friday, 10 December 2010


Julian Lieb, MD

Professor Lieb is clearly a very important man, so it has taken him a while to comment on my post from back in May on his previous unsolicited correspondence. He doesn't seem very friendly:

It astonishes me that my humanitarian mission is greeted with verbal abuse, slander, character assassination, and ad hominem slurs. Your comments corrupt the innovation, and the BMA’s medical code. You are to retract your comments, including “pet theory,” apologize to me and the Yale medical school, and refer your followers to the article I sent you. Notify me of your compliance

I think he's hoping for the response "Yes, Master", but here's what I wrote back:

So now you have retired, you are nowhere near as important as you used to be in academia. Welcome to the real world.

I'm not a Doctor, so I couldn't care less about the BMA's code of ethics. Professor or not, you are a psychiatrist, not an oncologist, and I suggest you get your head out of your arse.

The paper you have attached is a speculative in vitro study.  I can show you an equally convincing study for acetaminophen, vitamin C or many other substances.  The other papers you directed me to were also less than definitive. If someone showed you evidence of the type and strength you are showing me for some medical issue other than this one, wouldn't you be sceptical?

I didn't ask you to write to me, and I have held back on the ridicule which your previous communications deserve. Neither have I slandered you, as far as I am aware. What error of fact is there in what i have written? I do understand that you mean well, but this looks like the hobby-horse of a bored old man to me, and indeed to several other people in the scientific community who you have spammed with your half-baked ideas in the past. No-one is taking you seriously. You are being indulged as the old fool you seem to be.

I am a cancer patient. Your recent communications seem to be more about attempting to bully me into accepting an illogical argument from authority than any humanitarian effort. 

I suggest you get another hobby. This one doesn't seem to be making you happy.

Kind Regards

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