Recent Changes to Nase's Web Site
After removing the thoroughly debunked update about 'Maria Cappolla' and g-proteins, Nase also threw out the nonsense against most of the people he regards as enemies, leaving only the diatribe against his former co-directors in the Rosacea Research Foundation.
He then added to the front of his site a number of old reviews of his book, which was published in 2001. The one singled out for special praise as a "recent" review was published three years ago. Here Nase wrote:
"Dr Nase's book was recently reviewed by Dr. Howard Maibach, MD as one of the top publications in the field of rosacea. This review was then published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology. Dr. Maibach is one of the most influential Dermatologists in the world. He is a recognized expert in the field of Dermatology and has published over 1,700 articles on dermatology-related subjects. Dr. Maibach is currently a Professor in the Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, at the University of California in San Francisco.
Maibach, H.: "Book Reviews", Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology: Vol. 2; Issue 3, pg. 217, 2003
Below is a brief excerpt taken from Dr. Maibach's review of Dr. Nase's book on "Beating Rosacea": Beating Rosacea: Vascular, Ocular and Acne Forms: A Must-Have Guide to Understanding and Treating Rosacea". G. Nase. Indianapolis, IN: Nase Publications, 2001.
This is a highly personalized approach to Dr. Nase's studies on rosacea. He covers everything from triggers to side effects, recipes, and effects of rosacea on depression. It is written in a style that is clearly compatible for the lay reader."
Well, that wasn't "a brief excerpt", it was the whole review! Yes, just 41 words - including the comment that recipes are included, which calls to mind a previous rosacea reviewer who confused Nase with Brady Barrows and wrote about "Dr Nase's widely touted diet book".
A curious supporter paid $39 to access the journal and generously shared the book review section with us so we could see that there was no mention of it being a "top" book and that this was the entire review. In fact, it is hardly a review at all, since Dr. Maibach says little more than that the book is wide-ranging and the writing style is suitable "for the lay reader", i.e. for the person with no medical knowledge.