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Trick or Treatment?: Alternative Medicine on Trial by [Simon Singh, Professor Edzard Ernst]

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A powerful indictment of medical treatments based on anecdotes and conjectures rather than on established science. The book describes scientific evaluation of all forms of conventional and alternative medical treatments, with fully developed chapters about acupuncture, homeopathy, chiropractic therapy and herbal medicine...Vital.--Fred Bortz "Pittsburgh Post-Gazette"

Clear and vivid, and the historical anecdotes provide a valuable perspective on the subject...Meets the need for a current, evidence-based survey of alternative therapies.-- "New England Journal of Medicine"

Entertaining as well as informative...The examination of evidence is comprehensive, forensic, and for champions of these therapies, damning.--Toby Murcott "Nature"

Simon Singh and Edzard Ernst sort fact from hype in
Trick or Treatment...Why is it, the authors ask, that smart people believe the oddest things? In this question lies a welcome assumption: Readers are smart. And this diagnosis sets Trick or Treatment apart from the multitude of books about alternative medicine on the market today.--Holly Tucker "San Francisco Chronicle"

This is a stimulating and informative account that will be indispensable to anyone considering an alternative treatment.-- "Publishers Weekly"
--This text refers to the paperback edition.

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Edzard Ernst, based at the University of Exeter, is the U.K.'s first professor of complementary medicine. He is the coauthor, with Simon Singh, of Trick or Treatment: The Undeniable Facts about Alternative Medicine. Bestselling author and science journalist Simon Singh lives in London. His books include Fermat's Last Theorem, The Code Book, and Big Bang. --This text refers to the audioCD edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0031RS290
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Transworld Digital (6 October 2009)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2022 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 351 pages
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Simon Singh is a science journalist and TV producer. Having completed his PhD at Cambridge he worked from 1991 to 1997 at the BBC producing Tomorrow's World and co-directing the BAFTA award-winning documentary Fermat's Last Theorem for the Horizon series. He is the author of Fermat's Last Theorem, which was a no 1 bestseller in Britain and translated into 22 languages. In 1999, he wrote The Code Book which was also an international bestseller and the basis for the Channel 4 series The Science of Secrecy.

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