Posted by gary g (220.127.116.11) on October 18, 1999 at 23:27:44:
In Reply to: I DID! posted by Jamy on October 18, 1999 at 15:09:44:
Good for you for reporting your "learning experience" with the magnets,
and a VALUABLE contribution you have made.
I'm impressed by your candor and willingness to report your experience.
While there MAY be some applications where the use of magnets actually accomplishes something in human medicine (and in my opinion, that "may" is strictly political correctness),
it is far outweighed by the FACT that magnets and a HUGE array of electrical devices have been peddled in fraudulent healthcare schemes for at least a century - in fact have been one of the BIGGEST quackery "departments" going.
I hope you realized when we criticized before, it was the IDEA you had presented we went after - because a few of us knew better - NOT trying to hastle you personally.
One of the reasons I know this is because in my old book business, I have customers who collect books, catalogs, brochures etc on phony medical treatments & devices - I've handled quite a few of them over the years.
You'd be AMAZED at how many of these things are the same old scams, that have been trotted out every 20 years or so since the 1880s.
It would be pretty funny if it didn't end up causing people so much unnecessary or prolonged pain, and pointless disappointment.
But remember -
It IS important to keep your hat lined with tinfoil, now that the millenium intergalactical observation flights are about to take place !
THAT'S no hoax - I checked it out thoroughly on a very reliable internet bulletin board !
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