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Mehmet Oz

Give Dr. Oz his due

Give Dr. Oz his due

A good friend of mine, a superb physician and a mentor, is under attack. I call him by his first name, Mehmet. You probably know him as Dr. Oz. Last week, in a letter to the dean of the faculties of health sciences and medicine at Columbia University, 10 doctors accused Dr. Oz of showing "disdain for science and for evidence-based medicine," and of manifesting "an egregious lack of integrity by promoting quack treatments and cures in the interest of personal financial gain." The doctors are demanding that Dr. Oz be removed from his faculty position at Columbia's College of Physicians and Surgeons. They are conducting a smear campaign — one that is...