Respectful Insolence is a repository for the ramblings of the aforementioned pseudonymous surgeon/scientist concerning medicine and quackery, science and pseudoscience, history and pseudohistory, politics, and anything else that interests him (or pushes his buttons). Orac's motto: "A statement of fact cannot be insolent." (OK, maybe it can be just a little bit insolent.)
Water is water, right? You'd think that it would be hard to make the claim that water can cure disease and have people believe you. You'd be wrong. St. Nate has a good post on the many ways quacks jazz up water and claim that it can cure disease.