Harriet Hall
Harriet Hall

Harriet Hall, MD, also known as “The SkepDoc,” retired with the rank of full colonel from the U.S. Air Force after a career as a family physician and flight surgeon. She now writes about medicine, “alternative” medicine, quackery, and consumer health issues at Science Based Medicine, Skeptic magazine and Skeptical Inquirer. Her website is www.skepdoc.info.

Medical Examiner
Aug. 21 2012 3:45 AMQuackery and Mumbo-Jumbo in the U.S. MilitaryCupping, moxibustion, and battlefield acupuncture are endangering troops.
  Slate Plus
Slate Plus
Aug. 28 2015 12:31 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? International affairs writer Joshua Keating on what to read to understand the apparently permanent slowdown of the Chinese economy.
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 1 2015 12:20 PM Does Contraception Reduce Abortions? The relationship is surprisingly ambiguous—until you look at the best evidence.