RE: virus: Being uncomfortable isn't always bad

Richard Brodie (
Fri, 5 Feb 1999 01:45:04 -0800

You must be joking.

The efficacy of sterilization has been known since Pasteur.

My father was a psychologist.

Richard Brodie Author, "Virus of the Mind: The New Science of the Meme" Free newsletter! Visit Meme Central at

-----Original Message-----
From: []On Behalf Of Tim Rhodes
Sent: Friday, February 5, 1999 12:10 AM
Subject: Re: virus: Being uncomfortable isn't always bad

Richard wrote:

>Amazing that people continue to put their faith in talk therapy when, after
>so many years, no study has shown it to be a reliably effective treatment
>for anything.

Where you aware that there has never been a study conducted to prove or disprove whether the ritual of a surgeon scrubbing up for five minutes per hand before gloving-up has any effect on the infection rates of her patient's in a modern hospital setting?

Boy, those doctors sure are dumb!

-Prof. Tim