Harriet Hall Death, Obituary – We are overjoyed to inform you about Dr. Harriet Hall’s passing, who was better known by her online moniker The SkepDoc. However, it is with a heavy heart that we do so. Everyone here is in complete shock after hearing the devastating news that SBM co-founder Dr. Harriet Hall had departed away suddenly the night before yesterday. On Science-Based Medicine, the news that The SkepDoc Dr. Harriet Hall has left the organization was initially shared with the public. This is a really upsetting and disappointing announcement for all of us. Along with Steve, myself, Dr. Kimball Atwood, and the late Dr. Wally Sampson,
Harriet was one of the individuals that assisted in the establishment of this website back in 2008. She was one of our close friends. Her contributions to the promotion of skepticism, particularly in regards to questionable medicine and pseudo medical claims, have earned her a place in the annals of history. Her ground-breaking work as one of the early female flight surgeons in the Air Force was one of the reasons she earned this place. Other reasons include her contributions to the promotion of skepticism. Everyone will grieve her passing in their own unique ways. We would want to invite you to be with us as we mourn her passing and, more importantly, celebrate the life she had.
Please accept our invitation. Please don’t be shy about using the comment box to let everyone else know what you think about her and share your ideas with them.