My blog is young, small, and not even “officially open” yet (despite my continued posting), so I doubt I will do much to spread the word on this particular story, especially considering how much attention it is receiving in the skeptical blogosphere already. So many others have written eloquently and fully on subject, I think I would be “inventing the wheel,” as it were, by recapping yet again (or maybe it’s just laziness). But Google is a funny machine, and I’m often surprised how just a few posts or comments tip the scales when searching keywords. Regardless, I think I want my own list of the sites and their discussions, and I’ll share it here.
Here’s the quick-and-dirty:
Prominent blogger, professor, medical expert, and skeptic leader, Dr. Steven Novella, MD, has been criticizing Dr. Oz for his continued promotion of unsupported and potentially dangerous alternative medicines. Dr. Oz(‘s producers) invited Novella over to appear on a show. Novella accepted. Edits happened, but it looks like they didn’t have much to work with: Novella kept cool as a cucumber the whole time. Novella addressed each point; Oz ignored points in favor of emotional appeals. Novella has now extended an invitation to Oz to appear in one of Novella’s media. No response yet as of this posting.
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The episode, “Controversial Medicine: Why Your Doctor is Afraid of Alternative Medicine”
- Steve Novella on Dr. Oz (YouTube, first section with Novella)
- Dr. Oz’s site, part 1 (ft. Novella)
- Dr. Oz’s site, part 2
- Dr. Oz’s site, part 3
- My Friday
- Watch Steve Novella on The Dr. Oz Show on Tuesday!
- The trouble with Dr. Oz (includes links to posted criticisms of Oz)
- A Skeptic In Oz
- Dr. Oz on alternative medicine: Bread and circuses
- Hold on to you hats—Steve will be a guest on Dr. Oz
- Thank you internet… You’re my only hope
- Open Invitation to Dr. Oz
And other blogs, articles, etc., . . .
- Stay tuned to see Dr. Novella on The Dr. Oz Show on Tuesday!
- Quack, quack, quack
- Watch Steve Novella on Dr. Oz!
- Steve Novella goes to Oz
- Steve Novella on Dr. Oz
- Steven Novella on The Dr. Oz Show: Dr. Oz has become Kevin Trudeau
- Dear Dr. Oz: I just think it’s very dismissive of you to reject reality
- Calling Dr. Oz: defend alt-med on Skeptic’s Guide
- Steven Novella on Dr. Oz
- Steve Novella in the Lions Den, appearing on Dr. Oz this Tuesday.
- Dr. Steven Novella vs. Dr. Oz
- Alternative Medicine: The Magic of Oz
- Steve Novella’s Trip to Oz