Is this the new thing now? Bringing tape recorders to neuro appointments? Where was he rude? The guy engages in a normal conversation and gets his comments posted, unknowingly, on a MS blog site. Nice.
I wouldn't say it is very new at all. The technology has existed for many years. It has been used against the patient and much more rarely, the doctor. The important point here remains: no one, including the taper, was identified. All this belly-aching is over someone only identified as some anonymous person's neurologist. I would feel sorry for them and indignant and so forth maybe, if anyone
were named. But they weren't. Only the profession was identified.
I suppose if a specific neurologist recognized the conversation as his, and the patient as his, he could take it up with the patient. I doubt the conversation is even identifiable, because it is so generic. We might do a study by collecting generic exchanges and identifying them with the exact meaning of the underlying statement. We would not have identified anybody, but we would have identified the 'stock answer' and disarmed it somewhat.
The neurological community members are waging a propaganda war that can only be won by identifying the 'stock' untruths and half-truths used as weapons. They do not outnumber us, but they have a lot of clout. I see nothing wrong, exactly the opposite, in analyzing and understanding these tactic.
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