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Skeptics in the Pub: Dr. Clay Jones on Folklore in Modern Pediatric Medicine

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Clay Jones, M.D. is a pediatrician practicing at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, MA, and a regular contributor to the Science-Based Medicine (http://sciencebasedmedicine.org/) (SBM) blog. He primarily cares for healthy newborns and hospitalized children, and devotes his full time to educating pediatric residents and medical students.

Dr. Jones first became aware of and interested in the incursion of pseudoscience into his chosen profession while completing his pediatric residency at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital a decade ago. He has since focused his efforts on teaching the application of critical thinking and scientific skepticism to the practice of pediatric medicine. Dr. Jones can be found on Twitter as @skepticpedi (https://twitter.com/skepticpedi) and is the co-host of The Prism Podcast (http://www.prismpodcast.com/) with SBM contributor Grant Ritchey.

Come join us from 7-9pm on Monday, August 21st at the Sunset Cantina (http://sunsetboston.com/sunset-cantina/) at 916 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215 (https://goo.gl/maps/dBq7XTWn6Y32) as Dr. Jones presents his speech from the 2017 Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism (http://necss.org/) about the role of ancient folklore in modern beliefs about health and medicine, especially in pediatrics.