Friday, September 21, 2007

So This Is Why Polly Toynbee Is So Keen On Scandinavian Healthcare.

"First the ignore, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win", well so said Gandhi anyway. It is the fate of all pioneers to be dismissed by the establishment:
A Swedish doctor who was fired from his job in Norway for using a controversial 'anal massage' technique to cure various kinds of pain has resurfaced in Denmark where he has been working at a psychiatric ward in a Copenhagen hospital.

Danish authorities said they were not aware that they had been dealing with 'Doctor Anal', as he has been referred to in the Danish press
The man described his dismissal in Norway as part of a witch-hunt against him, and said that his technique was successful.

Several years ago, the man was warned by Sweden's Medical Responsibility Board (HSAN) on at least three occasions, after treating an elderly woman's headaches and back pain with his method. At the time he was working in the Stockholm area.
HSAN examined the research literature which the doctor used to support his use of his anal massage technique, but found that his treatment contradicted "scientific, tried and tested experience"
Remind me just to buy some aspirin if I get a headache in Scandinavia.

No comments: