POSITION PAPER OF THE CANADIAN SOCIETY FOR CLINICAL ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE. CANADIAN SOCIETY FOR CLINICAL ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE; 1988.
Clinical ecologists were the millstone around the necks, the donkey's tail hung on the nose, of persons with sensitivities. Once I had escaped the cult-like devotion to their flaky, unethical practises, once I learned the history they had eclipsed with their self aggrandizing revisionist version, it was a horror to see them arrive on the federal scene, delighting abusers with their crackpot ideas, providing a distraction from patient concerns.
Clinical Ecologist John Maclennan confuses criticism of clinical ecology with scepticism about sensitivities.; 1992.
Maclennan, more than anyone else in Canada, eclipsed the concerns of persons with sensitivities behind debate about the whacko ideas and unethical practices of clinical ecology. In this letter, he tries to scare consumers into thinking that people who criticise his ideas are doubting the reality of the patients' experience. Unfortunately, clinical ecologists, who later changed their name to "doctors of environmental medicine" have created a huge mob of consumers who cannot differentiate between the two subjects, who quite regularly tell journalists and public officials that criticism of doctors of environmental medicine is the same as scepticism about sensitivities.