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Galileo's Revenge: Junk Science in the Courtroom

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This is a book about scientific cranks and iconoclasts who peddle their strange diagnostics and quack cures not at country fairs but in courtrooms across the land.
Unknown Binding, 288 pages
Published January 1st 1962 by Basic Books
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Michael Connolly
Galileo’s Revenge: Junk Science in the Courtroom by Peter W. Huber

Cancer Caused by Trauma.

During the early twentieth century, when almost nothing was known about the causes of cancer, an effort was made to connect physical bodily trauma with cancer. Traumatic injuries at work that were soon followed by the detection of cancer near the site of the injury were thought to have a cause and effect relationship. They were the basis of workers’ compensation lawsuits, many of which were approved by jud
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A polemic on the dangers of submitting scientific controversy to the court system, particularly where that leads to regulation via the courts. Regardless of anyone's stance on the issue, it raises weighty concerns and is worth reading.
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Jul 27, 2011 Claire rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
A complete and utter waste of time. Not even well written. For anyone else who started this book, thinking that the final chapters look interesting, don't bother finishing it.
Pat
Apr 19, 2010 Pat rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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This book would have been better if it was 50 pages shorter. There is much unnecessary repetition and metaphors drag on too long.
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