What’s being done? Freedom of information reveals some unusual testimonials for the University of Westminster: when will Professor Geoffrey Petts do something about it? Complaints through official channels usually get you nowhere with big organisations. Julie Whitehouse is, I see, a co-author of Brock et al. I have found no evidence that herbal practitioners in the Polyclinic are making explicit claims to treat cancer. Trip to McGill, Yale, Columbia and Stony Brook, In memoriam. Following that discovery, I built a black and white darkroom in the basement of our home at age fourteen, and my photographic life was born.

They have also lived in Washington, DC and Alexandria, VA plus 2 other locations. The writer seems to have overestimated the sense in the Department of Health. (2010) American skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora): an ancient remedy for today’s anxiety, British Journal of Wellbeing1 (4), 25-30.. (2010) American skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora): an ancient remedy for today’s anxiety, British Journal of Wellbeing1 (4), 25-30. (1987) Plant Hormones and their Role in Plant Growth and Development, M. Nijhoff, Dordrecht, Davies, P. J. ed. A kind reader sent me a copy of Brock, Whitehouse, Tewfik & Towell,. The meeting was supportive rather than confrontational. But, constantly challenging anti-scientific and erroneous ideas is very wearing and wearying for me as a student, as I am sure it is for scientists on your staff. Although I am convinced after reviewing the notes and talking with the tutor involved, that the aim was to support the patient through her chemotherapy, this part of the prescription nonetheless signifies some ambivalence at least, about whether the aim was or was not to treat cancer, JW Yes there is antitumour as an action for many herbs and nutritional components – and several relevant actions including anything as general as anti- oxidant even – it doesn’t mean we are suggesting they are being used as treatment, “I have written and circulated the text to be put into the handbook and have had approval from most members of the herbal team – but [the lecturer who complained] was not there at the time – hope he approves of the statement.

Over the past two years as a Global Fellow with the Wilson Polar Institute, Diagnosing or prescribing by pendulum has no scientific credibility. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Self-inflicted wounds. Here are some quotations from “a part-time student on the herbal medicine (HM) BSc course, currently in my 3rd year of study.

I regard myself as scientist.".

I have first class honours degree in ecology, am a qualified staff nurse, and am an experienced performance and business manager.

[8][9][10][11] They have two children: Kenneth Davies and Caryn Davies. Action by Course leader/herbal team.

He also served as Director of the Geoscience Research Foundation. Professor John Smith is still Chief Scientific Advisor to Mycobiotech Inc, based in Singapore.

(1995) Plant Hormones: Physiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Kluwer Academic, Dordrecht, Davies, P. J. ed. ", Some of the replies were sent to me. All rights are reserved.

See the complete profile on LinkedIn and discover Peter… I have first class honours degree in ecology, am a qualified staff nurse, and am an experienced performance and business manager.

@CaulfieldTim Here is an early example www.dcscience.net/2007/12/05/w… and recent ones www.dcscience.net/2014/11/02/t…, RT @taslimanasreen: Had meeting with Elmar Brok, Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs at the European Parliament today. amd Chief Scientific Officer, MycoBiotech Ltd, Singapore, and Richard Sullivan BSc MD PhD as Head of Clinical Programmes, Cancer Research UK (a job he left in 2008).

These descriptions are a very common way of making medicinal claims for products, while describing them as foods to avoid the strict regulations about claims made for medicines.

A tribute. It does not seem to me to be a good idea for Cancer Research UK to have advice on its web site from someone with a very obvious financial interest.

UCL does not subscribe so if anyone has a reprint I’d love to see it. Peter is related to Mary K Davies and Suzanne T Davies as well as 2 additional people. Julie Whitehouse replied to the lecturer and Peter Davies on 10 August 2009. Dilemmas at the heart of alternative medicine. I had no idea there was such a journal. 63 South Main Street. More dangerous nonsense from the University of Westminster: when will Professor Geoffrey Petts do something about it? in Agricultural Botany (1962) and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Botany with an emphasis on herbicide physiology in 1966 from the University of Reading in England, and an M.S. Based on my experience at Westminster, two things really need to be done to restore credibility in the herbal medicine degree, viz. "This happened with a supervisor, students and patient in the consultation room.

That’s very typical. This second letter elicited a response from the university, and the response is worth looking at. So she explicitly refused to ban the use of dowsing in Westminster’s clinic. Why can’t Peters and Whitehouse admit it?

Jane Lewis. #efficiencysavings

This one is from a member of staff who teaches on the herbal medicine course. ", "Here is a quote from a handout (on ‘The Galenic Constitutional System in Practice’) given to 3rd year herbalists last semester: ‘Treating particular disease/conditions is more successful if the disease can be analysed in terms on hot, cold, wet and dry’.

It doesn’t take much reading between the lines to see the tension between Whitehouse and Peters. More than a century later, Davies discovered that Mendel's stem length gene (Le) in peas encoded a gibberellin 3β-hydroxylase.

"I feel that such practice in the HM Course teaching or in the Polyclinic should be proscribed. He did a post doc with Arthur Galston and an instructor in the Biology Department at Yale University. I question whether this is also bordering on the illegal. This document is for personal use only and may not be copied, or stored in any electronic form, or reproduced in any other way or used for any other purpose, either in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of the University of Westminster.".