El cientifico lo trato al principe de "sanake oil salesman" (que no se lo que quiere decir pero suena feisimo) porque tenía una fundación que prmovia el uso de medicina homeopatica.
|Ernst said there were no official criteria to qualify as a snake oil salesman, 'but if they existed, I think Charles would fulfil them'. Photograph: Matt Dunham/AP|
In a briefing that coincided with his stepping down, Ernst blamed earlier confrontations with Clarence House for the threatened closure of his department and his early exit as head of the unit.
The most serious clash came in 2005 when Ernst attacked a report commissioned by the prince into the economics of complementary medicine. Ernst was due to help prepare the report, but asked for his name to be removed after questioning its validity.
The report, led by Christopher Smallwood, a former economics adviser to Barclays Bank, claimed the UK could save billions by offering spinal manipulation such as chiropractic in place of mainstream treatments, and make further savings by prescribing homeopathy instead of standard drugs. Ernst described the report as "outrageous and deeply flawed" days before it was published."