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Published in: Vol. 5, No. 4
Category: Commentaries

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E. Patrick Curry

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Notes on James S. Gordon, MD, Chair of the WHCCAMP

JAMES S. GORDON, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE WHITE House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy, is a clinical professor of psychiatry and family medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is also associate clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. He is a Phi Beta Kappa Harvard graduate (1962) who also graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Medical School (1967).1

He is a fellow of the Fetzer Institute, the foundation that funded the study by D. Eisenberg that exaggerated the usage of “alternative” medicine by Americans. The Fetzer Institute funds a large array of “alternative” medicine initiatives and has sponsored forums for advocates of psychedelic experience and spirituality. Dr Gordon is best known for running the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, which sponsors conferences on aberrant and implausible cancer remedies.2

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