But then, I know who Dr. Anthony Kirkpatrick is, and have always been impressed by his integrity, his scholarship, and his heart.
I wish I did not know who he was, nor anything about wicked health care. And, of course, the issue of fabricating research brings to mind the Astounding Case of Dr. Scott Reuben. See our previous posts about that medical reprobate HERE.
Dr. Kirkpatrick is at the forefront of treatment, research, and education about CRPS (the decorative leitmotif of our blessed blog...). For many years, he was with USF's Anesthesia and Pain Management Department in Tampa, where, in 2008, he opened The RSD / CRPS Treatment Center and Research Institute, the only institute of its kind in the world.
Anyway, he is one of the few sources of hope for people like me, who have pretty grim cases of CRPS.
As I said, I like his heart. It's an activist's heart and rooted in seeking justice. And, yes, I am a fan of the in-your-face, public-shaming approach to wrongs that are being covered-up... Sadly, it is sometimes the only way to attack a problem.
And, as we like to say here in Marlinspike Hall, deep, deep in Tête de Hergé: Transparency is good!
Uploaded [to YouTube] by dockirkpatrick on Mar 26, 2011
Northwestern University fails to protect patients with complex regional pain syndrome, so called reflex sympathetic dystrophy.
Norman Harden MD used mathematical formula in court to bolster his claim that the patient in the litigation does not need treatment for CRPS.
Emails between Dr. Kirkpatrick and Dr. Harden
Complaint to Northwestern
Dr. Harden's Deposition (plus Vol. 1 as Word doc)