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An American Doctor
on Dr Xiao vs Mr Fang (2)

26 September 2010
 

by Evan Kass MD
伊凡.卡斯
Chief of Pediatric Urology
Beaumont Children's Hospital
儿科泌尿科主任
博蒙特儿童医院
(news.sciencemag.org)

Chinese translation by 张清
(starlakeporch.net/bbs)

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很不幸,竟然有人试图在没有证据或没有同行(指泌尿外科医生同行)公正评价的状况下给肖医生定罪。那个叫 Jian Ping(笔误,应该是Jian Peng,彭剑,方舟子的律师)的人所讲的话,是典型的、对事实证据缺乏公正诚实的评价就试图给一个无辜者定罪的发言。当然,我为肖传国医生辩护,是因为在我眼里,肖医生是个勤奋工作并很诚实的科学家和医生。我个人亲身经历并见证了肖医生做肖氏手术。我不得不说,他是一个异常杰出的外科医生,他可以在世界上任何国家取得成功。他毫无必要伪造数据来美化他的手术,而且我可以很诚实地告诉你,他的手术在我们的一些病人身上非常成功。是不是肖氏手术可以在每个脊柱裂小孩身上有效呢?当然不是。我们可以选择那些更适合肖氏手术的病人吗?绝对可以,那正是我们研究的目的。那些批评我们的做法或质疑肖医生的肖氏手术有效性的人,应该去做更多的调查研究,而不是狂狗吠月。

我们在博蒙特医院的(临床治疗)研究,是在通过内部和外部专家多重的审查评估后,才开始接受病人(进行治疗研究)的。任何试图批评我们的方法(methodology)的人,明显是不客观的,而且当然要质问他们的动机。至于那个刑事袭击案的指控,很明显不仅是我,而且包括这个论坛上的其他人,目前都无法知道事情的真相。但是,如果你了解方先生(方舟子)的为人,你应该怀疑方舟子提出的任何指控,因为方舟子是个因需要复仇而疯狂的人。任何人如果选择站在一个被指控抄袭(方舟子被指控抄袭)、被法庭判决赔偿以及多年来一直试图毁掉一名曾举报过他抄袭的人(指肖传国)的职业的人(指方舟子)一边,人们当然会质疑那个人的判断。我选择为一个值得称誉的人辩护,因为这人是一个杰出的外科医生、卖力工作的科学家,而且拥有善良的心灵。

肖医生会不会被一个利用各种机会骚扰他并一直试图毁坏他的名誉的人(指方舟子)逼入他所能承受的极限?也许。面对多年持续不断的不实指控的轰炸,任何人都会被逼过毫无退路的底线。但是,我相信肖医生不会这么做。尽管方先生(方舟子)不遗余力地试图毁坏他的名誉,肖医生仍然在世界各地受到人们的尊敬。他不是一个处于绝望的人。

在我们科学圈子里,多数曾看到过方舟子攻击肖医生的胡言乱语的人,都把它当作一个不顾一切寻求报复的人的妄语。如果是方先生操纵了整个事件,我们一点都不会感到奇怪。

 

Unfortunately, there are those who would try to convict Dr Xiao without evidence or a fair judgement of the evidence by his peers. Jian Ping's comments are typical of those who would convict an innocent man without a fair and honest view of the evidence. Certainly, I defend Dr Xiao because he is, in my opinion, an honest hardworking scientist and surgeon. I have personally witnessed Dr Xiao doing his surgery and must say that he is an exceptionally gifted surgeon who would be successful in any country in the world. He did not need to falsify data to justify his procedure and I can tell you honestly that his procedure has worked wonderfully in some of our patients. Does it work for every child with spina bifida? Certainly not. Can we sub-select patients who would do better than others? Absolutely. That is the purpose of our study, and those that would criticize our methodology or the fact that Dr Xiao's procedure has some validity have to do more than simply bark at the moon. Our study at Beaumont has passed through multiple reviews both internally and externally before we were able to enroll patients, and anyone who tries to criticize our methodology, obviously is not objective and one must certainly question their motivations. As to the charge of assault, it is obvious that I, nor anyone on this blog knows the truth, but if you follow the career of Mr Fang, one should be very suspicious of any charges that Mr fang makes, because he is a man possessed by the need for revenge. If one chooses the side of a man who has been charged with plagerism, lost his counterclaim in court and has spent the last several years trying to destroy the career of the man he suspects of reporting him for falsifying data, then one certainly has to question that persons judgement. I choose to defend an honorable man that I know is a gifted surgeon, hard working scientist and a gentle kind soul. Could he have been pushed to his limit by a man who has harassed him at every turn and has tried to ruin his good reputation? Perhaps. Anyone can be pushed beyond the point of no return if they are constantly bombarded with false accusations, but, in my opinion, I do not think Dr Xiao is capable of such an action. Dr Xiao, despite all of the attempts of Mr Fang to discredit him continues to be a well respected person throughout the world and is not a desperate man. Most of us in the scientific community have read the ravings of Mr Fang and dismissed them as the words of a man hell bent on revenge. We would not be surprised if he engineered this whole event.

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