Wednesday, November 23, 2011

My interview on Dr. Joe Schwarcz's Montreal radio show, November 20, 2011

From his McGill bio:

Joe Schwarcz (PhD McGill 1973) is Director of McGill University’s Office for Science and Society, a unique enterprise with a mandate of demystifying science for the public, the media and students..."Dr. Joe" has appeared hundreds of times on the Canadian Discovery Channel, TV Ontario, Global Television, CBC-TV, CTV-TV and various radio stations. He hosts the "Dr. Joe Show" on Montreal's CJAD every Sunday from 3-4 PM.

seg. 1: The disclosure of a family secret leads me into researching my father's career

seg. 2: Coming to grips with my father's dangerous medical claims; the "Patrick maneuver"

seg. 3: Failure of the medical profession to police itself; bogus drowning case reports involving the use of the Heimlich maneuver; my criticism of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)

seg. 4: My decision to blow the whistle on my father's frauds; reactions of family members; my father won't defend his work

seg. 5: My father's 1976 firing by Cincinnati's Jewish Hospital; more PCRM critique; my father used beagles to develop the Heimlich maneuver