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Reynold Spector

Reynold Spector, MD has served as a professor of medicine (and pharmacology and/or biochemistry) at Iowa, Stanford, and Harvard-MIT. He is currently clinical professor of medicine at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (New Jersey) and is the author of almost 200 peer-reviewed scientific papers and one textbook. His award-winning work has concerned itself principally with vitamin function, transport, and homeostasis in the central nervous system, the effect of food on the function of the kidneys, and the treatment of the poisoned patient. Dr. Spector also served as executive vice president in charge of drug development at Merck from 1987 to 1999, where he oversaw the introduction of fifteen new drugs and vaccines.

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Seven Deadly Medical Hypotheses

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 35.2, March/April 2011

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Many medical hypotheses have been ill-conceived and/or inadequately tested. As a consequence, billions of dollars have been wasted and the public harmed.

A Skeptic’s View of Pharmaceutical Progress

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 34.4, July / August 2010

A Skeptic’s View of Pharmaceutical Progress

To obtain a balanced view of pharmaceutical progress (or lack thereof), we need to step back, define a few terms and concepts, and make explicit certain...

The War on Cancer A Progress Report for Skeptics

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 34.1, January / February 2010

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The War on Cancer A Progress Report for Skeptics

Although there has been some progress in the war on cancer initiated by President Nixon in 1971, the gains have been limited.

Science and Pseudoscience in Adult Nutrition Research and Practice

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.3, May / June 2009

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Science and Pseudoscience in Adult Nutrition Research and Practice

Human nutrition research and practice is plagued by pseudoscience and unsupported opinions.

Methodological and Statistical Issues in Adult Nutritional Research

May 1, 2009
Methodological and Statistical Issues in Adult Nutritional Research

In general, an overriding purpose of all science is to find the truth...

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