Originally Posted by TromboneAl
In any case, there's no way that a self-respecting physician is going to tell a patient that his stool sample will be sent off and a dog will smell it to check for cancer.
Well, I would respect him/her if the evidence backs up the method.
Seems I've been reading more and more that docs are following various procedures that are not
evidence based (were stents an example - sound good, but the evidence did not back it up?). I don't respect that, and they shouldn't either.
Anyhow, they would wrap a fancy name around it - ' we will be sending your sample to our new, modern, biogeneic, olfactory analysis laboratory' , sounds a lot better than 'send it to a lab(rador) in a kennel'