March 24, 2005

Wow. Just, wow.

There has been some talk lately of some silly doctor giving opinions on patients he has not examined who claims that he has been nominated for a Nobel Prize in Medicine. Turns out that this nomination comes from a Florida congressman, who is not in fact one of the official nominators. By these standards, Lindsay Beyerstein can call herself Nobel Prize-nominated, since I just declared that I was nominating her for the Nobel Prize (in her comments).

But another commenter, Emmetropia, comes up with an amazing catch. This doctor, William Hammesfahr, has been the centerpiece of a National Enquirer story on stroke prevention. I feared that, in the way of such things, this might be a Photshop job. So I went to the main domain.

It's the site for the Hammesfahr neurological institute. (And I looked it up on Whois; it's registered to him.)

So there you have it--this guy is someone who gets written up in the Enquirer and uses it in his own publicity. Wow.

Posted by Matt Weiner at March 24, 2005 07:32 AM

I love "God leaves no one behind: our mission statement"

Posted by: ogged at March 24, 2005 05:31 PM

And I wasted all my time trying to get actual academic credentials, not to mention all that stupid "peer reviewed" crap. Damn.

Posted by: bitchphd at March 26, 2005 11:23 PM

Now that you two are both here, will you kiss and make up, or do I have to lock you in a cupboard?

Posted by: Matt Weiner at March 27, 2005 10:57 AM


Posted by: bitchphd at March 27, 2005 11:52 AM