Andy Lewis is a medical doctor who runs the world-famous website Quackometer. The name Quackometer refers to a rather hilarious programme he has created to determine the “Quackishness” of a website or a person.
He has become something of an international hero as the result of an unfair attack by the Society of Homeopaths. The Society wasn’t very happy about a post he had written for his blog: The Gentle Art of Homeopathic Killing.
The title of this article referred to the way homoeopaths often claim that they help the body to “gently” heal itself and to the discovery by Sense About Science, Simon Singh and the BBC that homoeopaths are routinely prescribing useless homoeopathic sugar pills for the prevention of potentially deadly diseases, such as malaria, instead of advising them to take drugs that work and to use insecticide-impregnated bed-netting.