We are pleased to announce a fine addition to our columnists and correspondents: John Dale Dunn, MD, JD. John has jouned us in the fight against junk science and institutional corruption, and he will illustrate for us the incredible dangers deviating from orthodox science represents for all of us.

John Dale Dunn, MD, JD, has been a physician for 36 years. He was in general and family practice for ten years and now is a board certified emergency physician who teaches emergency medicine as a civilian faculty member at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, Texas, the busiest emergency department in the United States Army.

He is an inactive lawyer admitted by examination to the Bars of Nebraska, Louisiana, and Texas.

He has researched and written on toxicology, epidemiology, environmental issues, public health and political/regulatory matters for more than 15 years, and he is a Policy advisor to the Heartland Institute of Chicago and the American Council on Science and Health.

His column now appears in our Columnists section, and a link to his most recent piece will show in the list of correspondents in the mainnews page.

We start his corner with a couple of retrospecive pieces.

The first one is "Judge Kessler’s Tobacco Ruling is Anti-Science". "Federal Judge Gladys Kessler blatantly ignored the rules of toxicology and epidemiology published in the Federal Judicial Center’s Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence (2nd Edition) in her decision in United States of America and Intervenors v. Phillip Morris USA Inc., et.al. United States District Court Civil Action No. 99-CV-02496 (GK) August 17, 2006. (449 F Supp 2nd 1, Dist. Ct. Washington DC, 2006"

The second piece, by the title "Joe Bast — wonk with a beer and a swisher sweet", is the review of the book of essays "Please don’t poop in my salad", by Joe Bast.

Happy reading. We think that you will find Dr. Dunn intellectually challenging and frightening realistic. Perhaps, after reading some of his pieces, you will find the motivation of doing something about institutional corruption of public health that, eventually, will affect you – regardless of who you are and what you believe.



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