William T. Jarvis

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William Tyler Jarvis (October 19, 1935 – March 1, 2016), best known as William T. Jarvis was an American health educator and skeptic.

Career[edit]

Jarvis graduated from University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Duluth and Kent State University. In 1973, he obtained a Ph.D in health education from the University of Oregon.[1] He was professor of preventive medicine at Loma Linda University.[2][3]

In 1976, Jarvis cofounded the National Council Against Health Fraud and was president from 1977 until his retirement in 2000. He was an adviser to the American Council on Science and Health.[2] He was a noted critic of alternative medicine and was known for exposing quackery.[2] He described chiropractic as "the most significant nonscientific health-care delivery system in the United States."[1]

Jarvis was a scientific consultant for the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry and a charter member of the Council for Scientific Medicine.[1]

Publications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Quack Busters’ Leader William Jarvis Dies at Eighty". Skeptical Inquirer.
  2. ^ a b c ACSH Advisor William Jarvis Passes Away at 80. American Council on Science and Health
  3. ^ "William T Jarvis". Center for Inquiry Archives.
  4. ^ Rice, Matthew M. (1994). The Health Robbers: A Close Look at Quackery in America. The American Journal of Emergency Medicine 12 (3): 381.

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