Hi, I found this letter today in fb I have not seen it discussed in other thread so hope I'm not dupplicating. Rox
December 4th, 2010
Mr. Yves Savoie
CEO – Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
RE: THE DEBATE ON THE CCSVI ISSUE AND REACTIONS FROM SOME MEMBERS OF THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY
A very incriminating message has come to my attention, one that was written by a member of your Medical Advisory Committee. I have personally spoken to the recipient of this message, and have express permission to share it with everyone.
BEGINNING OF THE MESSAGE
----- Forwarded Message ----
From: "Freedman, Mark" <XXXXXXXXXXXXX@Ottawahospital.on.ca>
Sent: Fri, December 3, 2010 1:49:45 AM
Subject: Re: MS
XXXXXXXXXX, I'm very disappointed that you would join this mass hysteria movement based on unfounded facts that has led to no less than a cult, stoked by media who are loving the reaction of people feeding them with endless material. What if research shows, as it appears to be doing, that veins of MS patients are no different than anyone else's? Should we all go trying to alter our 'normal' anatomy? Is there no lesson learned from the now famous tragic death of the Costa Rican man who refused the advice of his doctors a) to not have the procedure and b) not to try to unplug it? But who am I to question the word of the many self-acclaimed experts who feed this frenzy like the rock doctor Embry whose lifelong study of lifeless objects has given him the wisdom to comment on such complex issues?
I'm happy to discuss this with you anytime XXXXXXXXXXXXXX, but why you or any other of the cult members believe that I have influence over the government is beyond me. Our system supports evidence-based medicine. To do anything else would destroy it. Thus far the evidence simply does not support the theory of CCSVI regardless of the seemingly countless anecdotal reports.
But then, what do I know about such things?
Sent from my BlackBerry
END OF MESSAGE
I would encourage you to investigate and bring this member of the Committee that oversees MS research in Canada to order. This type of behaviour is inacceptable and unbecoming to a member of the medical community. It also further tarnishes the image of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada – an image that is, in my humble opinion, beyond repair at this time... (letter continues)
Sincerely and respectfully,
xxxxxxx, Nova Scotia
c.c. – All of the Division leaders for the MS Society of Canada ;
- The Honorable Prime Minister, Steven Harper;
- The Honorable Federal Minister of Health, Leona
- All of the Provincial Health Ministers;
- Dr. Mark Freedman;
- Several Politicians;
- Several Members of the Canadian press.
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