On April 5, blogger Dan Buzzard posted this to his blog:
It looks like two of my previous blog posts have upset Ms Scrayen to the point where she is willing to call in the lawyers. Of course nobody likes such harsh criticism of their business practices, especially when they are already surrounded by intense public scrutiny.
Ms Scrayen is so strongly opposed to my opinions and criticisms of her that she even wants me to remove them from my blog.
My opinions and criticisms of Francine Scrayen are based upon the facts surrounding the death of Penelope Dingle and I am more than willing to defend them in court if need be.
Tip: The 21st Floor
The allegations against Mr. Buzzard are for incorrect statements. He does not feel they are incorrect. Visit the link above to see his posts.
Ms. Scrayen, a homeopath, treated Penelope (Brown) Dingle which resulted in her foregoing conventional medical treatment. She died. Here are the horrible circumstances portrayed by Ms. Dingle herself in letters to Ms. Scrayen.
From the coroners report p 41
Although Mrs Scrayen stated that she had completed a first aid course with St John Ambulance Service, she stated that it was a “very basic” course and that her understanding of medical issues was relatively poor.
Rational people who understand a modicum of science can comprehend that homeopathy is nonsense and CAN’T cure cancer. (Please read this piece by Edzard Ernst for explanation.)
With Ms. Scrayen’s attempt to silence one, she has opened the curtains to shed more light on this terrible tragedy. We can hope that EVEN MORE attention to homeopathy as an ineffective treatment will shrink its popularity and prevent further cases like this. Stories of “homeopathy worked for me” are ubiquitous, with practitioners telling us that they KNOW it works because their patience say so. Well, here, the story is turned. Patients can’t speak from beyond grave but at least one powerful story can be told and the homeopathic community must face up.