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Rebuttal of Timothy N. Gorski, M.D., 17/12/2005
Dr. Gordon is a fellow of the John E. Fetzer Institute, which funded the dishonest 1993 report published in The New England Journal of Medicine by David Eisenberg and others that claimed that a third of Americans were using "alternative" methods by including such categories as relaxation, imagery, massage, commercial weight loss and self-help groups. One of Gordon's many books, Manifesto For A New Medicine, is in the millenarian genre of others that predict the transformation of medical care along New Age lines.

In 1994, Dr. Gordon was appointed the very first chairman of the Office of Alternative Medicine's Program Advisory Council and was a co-director of OAM's Mind-Body Panel. Through his Center for Mind-Body Medicine, which has also been funded by the Fetzer Institute, Dr. Gordon has organized a series of Comprehensive Cancer Care Conferences that have gathered together dozens of questionable practitioners as an effective lobbying force for aberrant cancer care .

Notes on James S. Gordon, MD, 1/4/2002
He is a fellow of the Fetzer Institute, the foundation that funded the 1991 study by David Eisenberg, MD, that exaggerated the usage of alternative medicine by Americans. The Fetzer Institute funds a large array of alternative medicine initiatives and has even sponsored forums for advocates of psychedelic experience and spirituality. Dr. Gordon is best known for running The Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, D.C., which sponsors conferences on aberrant and implausible cancer remedies .

Questionable Organizations: An Overview, 21/4/2017
Fetzer Institute

Alternative Medicine: A Public Health Perspective, 25/1/2009
Most people who clamor for alternative medicine ("traditional users") constitute a small segment of society. Such people are often referred to as "health conscious," "health enthusiasts," "health-seekers," and "the worried well." A survey of 1,036 Americans funded by the Fetzer Institute and the Institute for Noetic Sciences divided people into 3 groups: 47% modernists (cultural mainstream), 29% heartlanders (traditionalists), and 24% cultural creatives (trans-modernists). Of the latter, 13% were labeled "greens," and 11% as "New Agers deeply committed to the inner life." Fifty-two percent of cultural creatives reported using alternative health care in the previous year . This is far higher than has been reported for any other group.

Stay Away from Adrenal Cortical Extract (ACE), 9/8/2006
Private foundations fund many "AM" activities and may be the largest source of "AM" funding. The $300-million Fetzer Foundation funded the Bill Moyers PBS TV series Cancer and the Mind and the 1993 Eisenberg New England Journal of Medicine "AM" study. It still funds the Beth Israel/Harvard and other medical school courses, postgraduate physician education courses, departments, and research projects. The Laing Foundation (>$1 million) funded the University of Maryland acupuncture (pain) program and other activities. The Rosenthal Foundation funds Columbia University's "AM" program to at least $750,000. The Templeton Foundation gives annual awards, funds research, and supports other nonprofit organizations for millions of dollars for support of spirituality and religion in medicine. Ten million dollars went to the University of California this year from the Osher Foundation for an "altmed" service. Endowments are in the hundreds of millions of dollars, with annual funding exceeding the $14-20 million per year of the Federal Office of Alternative Medicine.

The Eisenberg Data: Flawed and Deceptive, 20/6/2004
An avalanche of uncritical media coverage of unproved claims and practices followed. A swell of advertising dollars poured into the print and electronic media. This was a potent, and not coincidental combination. Ideologically motivated private foundations such as the $300 million Fetzer Foundation had poured millions of dollars into medical school courses and research, had sponsored the Bill Moyers' PBS series "Healing and the Mind," sponsored the Eisenberg study plus his Harvard Medical School course and annual post-graduate courses for physicians and other health professionals.

Naturopathic Misrepresentations, 30/8/2002
More troubling is that the pro-licensure report was written with the help of two presumed experts in "Complementary and Alternative Medicine" from Harvard Medical School: Dr. David Eisenberg and Attorney Michael Cohen. Dr. Eisenberg was the official representative of the Mass. Department of Public Health to the Commission, but he failed to disclose several conflicts of interest, including funding by the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, funding by the Fetzer Institute, and funding by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, whose advisory board included three naturopaths at the time of the Commission's work.

Biography Magazine Interview of Dr. Stephen Barrett, 19/11/1999
Barrett: That series was funded by the Fetzer Institute, a very wealthy organization with hundreds of millions of dollars, whose purpose is to promote mind-body nonsense. Anyone with an ounce of brains could see that it was journalism-for-hire, with a very clear point of view.

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