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Dr. Golem: How to Think about Medicine

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A creature of Jewish mythology, a golem is an animated being made by man from clay and water who knows neither his own strength nor the extent of his ignorance. Like science and technology, the subjects of Harry Collins and Trevor Pinch's previous volumes, medicine is also a golem, and this Dr. Golem should not be blamed for its mistakes—they are, after all, our mistakes. ...more
Hardcover, 280 pages
Published November 15th 2005 by University Of Chicago Press (first published 2005)
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I had to read this for school (only a couple of chapters) but I found it to be so interesting and easy to digest (in the way it was written), that I started from the start and went through the entire book. My favorite chapter is the first, Placebo Effect, and seven, The AIDS activists. It's an interesting book which more than just informing is there to evoke thoughts, I find that every chapter had something interesting to add. And I believe that another strong point is that I don't feel there's ...more
Hava Liberman
people think medicine is science and that is a big mistake. This book reveals a lot of the voodoo that we call modern medicine...
Hannah Sikorski
Thus far--pretty nifty.
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