That picture doesn't look like any medical mallet I've ever seen...it looks like a hammer from a hardware store.
And, all that crap about being Alcor being respected in the medical community is just that, in my opinion...crap. Any medical professional who might read their case reports would probably die of laughter. I think I'll print them all out, and circulate them amongst some of my friends.
Gotta go watch the news...more on my blog, tomorrow.