Thomas A. Dorman

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Died in 2009.

William H. McIlhany recalls:

"It was January, 1987. I gave a nine-hour lecture in Long Beach called Evidence of a Master Conspiracy. In attendance was a very handsome and nicely dressed gentleman who introduced himself to me as Tom Dorman, an M.D. cardiologist from San Luis Obispo. He endured the long day and my even longer-winded presentation and asked very thoughtful questions.

"As we became friends, he confessed he had come to the meeting as a total skeptic, certain that he would be able to debunk my thesis. To his surprise, he was overwhelmed by the logic and evidence. He soon began to dig into that evidence and understanding, which we both owed to John Birch Society founder Robert Welch, and Tom mastered it superbly...

"Within three years of my meeting him, Tom revived and tested this system, saw it help his patients, reported his findings in medical journals and authored (with radiologist Thomas H. Ravin) the major textbook: Diagnosis and Injection Techniques in Orthopedic Medicine (Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins, 1991). He has written many related articles for medical periodicals.

"Today there are innumerable MDs, osteopaths, chiropractors and other physicians practicing prolotherapy and bringing relief to an untold number of patients around the world. Even though prolotherapy has a long history, Tom Dorman as a pioneer, mentor, and teacher deserves more credit for this progress than anyone else. When we got together, with a characteristically wry smile, he told his friends that I "ruined his life."

"Tom moved his practice to the Seattle area and administered prolotherapy, chelation, and other alternative approaches. This meant our visits became much less frequent. For years he published a fascinating and uniquely insightful newsletter, Fact, Fiction and Fraud in Modern Medicine. "[1]


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  1. The New American Remembering Dr. Thomas Dorman, organizational web page, accessed July 22, 2013.
  2. Cure Research Foundation Staff, organizational web page, accessed July 22, 2013.