Meeting at the Library: Skeptical Medicine with Dr. John Byrne

Traverse Area District Library, 610 Woodmere Avenue
Monday, August 12, 7 p.m.

Grand Traverse Humanists present Dr. John Byrne, a doctor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics in Warren, Michigan, who will talk about quackery and pseudoscience in healthcare.

Dr. Byrne’s website, Skeptical Medicine, tackles many issues related to critical thinking in the medical field. For example, which, if any, “alternative” medical treatments have any basis in science? Why do people pursue treatments that haven’t been proven to work? What is “Integrative Medicine” and how does it promote unproven practices such as homeopathy and reiki? What exactly is the “placebo effect”?

Hear about all this and more at our monthly meeting with the Grand Traverse Humanists on August 12th at 7:00 in the Traverse Area District Library Woodmere Branch.

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