tzootsi wrote:I also saw this in our local paper. This is a biggie as fa
Readers can send questions to Dr. Paul G. Donohue, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475.
Thanks. I'm loathe to reprint entire articles for copyright reasons, but hey now that ya gone done it lol.
Yes, it is a biggie, for nothing more than exposure reasons. He could have been far worse on it than he was, but didn't vary a bit from what would be considered his normal way of looking at things, so I was pleased, he didn't zig, or zag either direction from his norm. I did note however after reading it again, he failed to mention the term CCSVI, even after showing that he had done a bit of homework, and at least had a working grasp of the concept, but, overall, I'm satisfied that he put it out there, he answers a wide range of questions and wasn't afraid to broach the subject.
You know, when most people, myself included, are suddenly faced with something new, the immediate human reaction is to try and reach out and find something you do have knowledge of to create a frame of reference.
CCSVI is no different, it so easily fits in with the bee stings and hanging upside down on full moons treatments of the past. While I don't fault him for reaching out for the "every new novel theory which has had glowing reports from people flocking overseas to get treated" creates that image that exactly that is happening. Well, it is, but I wonder what the good Dr. would have to say about people flocking to San Diego and having their insurance cover it, or Stanford, Georgetown, BNAC, obviously a host of others. Not studied thoroughly, yeah we all got that about 18 months ago, but definitely OUT of the bee stings while vacationing in Mexico from a few people here and there. Way out of that league. What league it's in, who knows, but on a different plane, that's for sure.
I note also how these types of thumbnail sketches seem to all paint the same portrait (and I'm not ascribing any motive on his part, just how it sounds when read), "Dr. Zamboni comes up with new theory, people flock overseas for the latest promise of miracle cure/treatment/therapy", end of story, more study needed, nothing to see here, don't pursue treatment or testing, yadda yadda.
I dunno, sometimes it all sounds like halfway good advice
, not sure what to make of the whole thing...
Gonna go back to putting these taters n' beets in my veins. So far a little clogged up but will make it work somehow...