As I am new here, it might be a good idea to briefly introduce
myself. I am a physician, trained in Germany, whose very first post as a
freshly-backed doctor happened to be in Germany’s only homeopathic hospital. At
the time (mid 1970s), I had no idea that this experience would determine so
much of my professional life.
Subsequently, I became a conventional doctor until I risked
a complete career change: I went to London and worked in a research laboratory.
This is when I began to think as a scientist. Later, I returned to Germany, did
a PhD and, for many years, worked simultaneously as a scientist as well as a clinician.