Category: Medicine

Just A Coincidence: My Paper Rejected Across 65 BMC-series Journals for Bogus Reasons on the Day the Guardian Slates Eysenck

This update of an update is part of a series of posts concerning the late Professor Hans J Eysenck, one of the most prolific psychologists of all time. Eysenck worked at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London. The context is the publication by the psychiatrist Anthony Pelosi of a penetrating critique of the …

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Open letter to Mr Sarb Bajwa, Chief Executive of the British Psychological Society

Below is the text of my open letter to Mr Bajwa emailed on 3rd December 2018. To date, no reply has been received. 3 December 2018 Dear Mr Bajwa, I am writing about a serious matter concerning the research integrity of a person who one can presume was a member of the British Psychological Society. …

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Open letter to Professor Edward Byrne, AC FTSE FRACP FRCPE FRCP, President and Principal of King’s College London

3 December 2018 Dear Professor Byrne, I am writing about a serious matter concerning the research integrity of a late employee of your institution. In the interests of openness and transparency, this is an Open Letter. If left unresolved this is a matter that can be expected to produce potential harm to patients, to biomedicine …

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Personality and fatal diseases: Revisiting a scientific scandal

New paper by Dr Anthony Pelosi Abstract During the 1980s and 1990s, Hans J Eysenck conducted a programme of research into the causes, prevention and treatment of fatal diseases in collaboration with one of his protégés, Ronald Grossarth-Maticek. This led to what must be the most astonishing series of findings ever published in the peer-reviewed …

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The Hans Eysenck Affair: Time to Correct the Scientific Record

Abstract The Journal of Health Psychology publishes here Dr Anthony Pelosi’s analysis of questionable science by one of the world’s best known psychologists, the late Professor Hans J Eysenck. The provenance of a huge body of data produced by Eysenck and Ronald Grossarth-Maticek is highly controversial. In Open Letters to King’s College London and the …

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Food, Diets and Dieting

Inequities The world is full of contradictions, inconsistencies and inequities. On the one hand, it has been reported by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO, 2015) that 805million people are estimated to be chronically undernourished. Yet, it has been estimated that the volume of food produced is more than one and …

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Cochrane Catastrophe

Peter Gøtzsche’s Expulsion Triggers Mass Resignation The Board of a prestigious scientific organisation, The Cochrane Collaboration,  recently suffered a mass resignation.  This post documents the reasons why, using the words of the organisation itself. The board has been reduced from 13 to 6 members, following a vote to expel a founding member  for the first time in …

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Personality, Heart Disease and Cancer: A Chequered History

Type A and B Personality We discuss here the chequered history of the claims by Psychologists and others about the links between personality and illness, particularly heart disease and cancer. The research has been marred by dirty money and allegations of fraud. Speculation about ‘Type A’ and ‘Type B’ personalities and coronary heart disease (CHD) …

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