Medicine: Those Aching Joints

For the seventh month running, a book called Arthritis and Common Sense (Witkower Press; $3.95), by one Dan Dale Alexander, was high on U.S. bestseller lists. It is .sadly misnamed. Alexander is no man of medicine, but a sometime medical technician in the Army (where he rose to the rank of Pfc.) who got a Ph.D. from a London diploma mill. Burden of the book (aside from emphasis on the imagined importance of a full output of ear wax): "Arthritis is a deficiency of specific dietary oils. This deficiency results in a ... lack...

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