The California Medical Council is threatening to revoke Dr. William Edwin Gray III for the sale of homeopathic sound files over the Internet, which he claims without evidence or reason – can cure a variety of ailments, including life-threatening infections such as Ebola, SARS, swine flu, malaria, typhoid and cholera.
In an indictment filed with the state (PDF), the medical board writes that Gray has committed gross negligence and requested a hearing in which the board would decide whether to revoke or suspend his license.
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times Gray said he had not decided to dispute the Board's claims, saying it would cost too much money to fight. He added, "Honestly, I think we would lose anyway."
Thus, Gray's fate remains entirely in the hands of the board, which will make a decision in the coming weeks Times . Gray did not seem to be affected by the prospect of losing his medical license. The doctor said that he has focused largely on homeopathy since he graduated from medical school. According to his website, he graduated in 1
Homeopathy, as Ars readers probably know, is a century-old, scientifically implausible system of "alternative medicine." It relies on principles like "like cures like," which means that a substance that produces symptoms similar to a disease or disease is able to cure this condition – if severely diluted. Homeopaths also believe in the "infinitesimal law," suggesting that dilution increases the potency of a substance. Most homeopathic remedies are so diluted that they no longer contain any originals. Some homeopaths believe that water can have a memory of the substance.
Gray extends this illogical collar, claiming that sound waves can "carry the energetic signal in homeopathic remedies" for the treatment of patients. He claims to be able to collect this energy by placing vials of homeopathic remedies (such as water) in electrified wire coils and recording any emitted noise. Using this method, he produced 263 "eRemedies," 13-second recordings (available as .wav or .MP3 files) that sounded like a hiss.
Patients who are not examined or even seen by Gray can get these "remedies" via Gray's website mdinyourhand.com. There they can "dose" themselves with the recordings to treat a variety of ailments. The website lists 23 complaints that deal with the recordings. A user simply answers a series of questions about his condition and the website serves the appropriate eRemedy. The individual recordings go for $ 5 per pop and users can also subscribe to get $ 25 for $ 100.
In the biographical section of the site, Gray claims that he created 2014 [a] campaign to treat Ebola via cell phone, Cure 3 out of 3 within 4 hours, simply by playing the appropriate eRemedy several times in an hour. There is obviously no evidence that the shots are safe and effective, and if they really handle conditions as serious as Ebola, they should only be available by prescription and have a Food and Food Authorization The fact that patients have not seen Gray is also disturbing, wrote the board, and those who hear the "eRemedies" under severe medical conditions may delay actual medical treatment and endanger their lives. [EvenhomoeopathsseemedtobewaryofGrayandhisclaimsRobertStewartwhofoundedtheNewYorkSchoolofHomeopathywrotetothe Times in an e-mail saying, "He's here alone."