Apply tree resin, roots of white lilies and dried human waste to the buboes, then cut open the veins leading to the heart before applying clay and crushed violets. This, esteemed clinicians believed, was an effective method of treating the Black Death in the Middle Ages.
Thankfully, in the 21st century, we realise that antibiotics achieve better results.
Why? Because, for goodness sake, there is a shedload of evidence to prove it.
Yet far too many 21st century clinicians are treating our children with eating disorder treatments that are shown to be ineffective, to prolong the duration of the eating disorder and - in some cases - to lead to death.
The evidence for efficacious eating disorder treatment is out there. It's been out there for quite some time now. It's been tested, documented and proven to be effective. Just as antibiotics have long been proven to be effective against killer bacterial diseases that used to be treated by quack methods.
Getting my drift yet?