Sampson, Wallace 1930-

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Sampson, Wallace 1930-

PERSONAL:

Born March 29, 1930, in Los Angeles, CA; son of David J. and Bernice Sampson; married July 30, 1956; wife's name M. Rita; children: Robert T., Charles R., Paul R., Daniel E., David J. Education: University of California, Berkeley, B.S., 1952; University of California, San Francisco, M.D., 1955.

ADDRESSES:

Home—Los Altos, CA. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Stanford University, Stanford, CA, former clinical professor of medicine, now professor emeritus. Researcher on implausible and unfounded medical claims.

WRITINGS:

(Editor, with Lewis Vaughn, and contributor) Science Meets Alternative Medicine: What the Evidence Says about Unconventional Treatments, Prometheus Books (Amherst, NY), 2000.

Contributor of articles and essays to periodicals. Editor, Scientific Review of Alternative Medicine.

SIDELIGHTS:

Wallace Sampson once told CA: "The primary motivation for my writing is a conviction that rationality is the way for progress."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Journal of the American Medical Association, November 3, 1999, Richard G. Petty and Linda M.G. Katz, "Alternative Medicine," p. 1682.

Natural Health, September-October, 1998, interview, "Alternative Medicine: Under the Microscope," p. 116; July, 2001, David Plunkett, review of Science Meets Alternative Medicine: What the Evidence Says about Unconventional Treatments, p. 101.

NCAHF Newsletter, November-December, 1988, "Why Quacks Befuddle Physicians," p. 1.

New York Times, December 30, 1997, Denise Grady, "Journal Casts a Cold Eye on Alternative Medicine," p. B14.

Omni, September, 1985, D. Scott Rogo, "Cancer and Medication," p. 85.

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