Australian cricket coach Justin Langer calls him “the Saint”. His patients refer to him as a hero. But to many of his medical colleagues in WA, haematologist Dr David Joske remains an unsettling enigma.
He is, after all, the man who 16 years ago invited a coterie of “quackery” into their evidence-based world. David’s initiative to provide free complementary therapies to cancer patients in hospital — a project that came to be known as Solaris Cancer Care — met with ripples of concern among the medical fraternity at the time. Whispers in the corridors. Sternly worded letters from surgical colleagues. Even a nomination from the Australian Skeptics’ Association for the Most Preposterous Piece of Pseudo-Scientific Piffle, in 2003.
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media and images published by The West Australian, published 22 June 2018