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Trick or Treatment by Simon Singh
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Jul 10, 2010

it was amazing
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Read in January, 2011 , read count: 1

This is a very informative and surprisingly entertaining examination of numerous alternative medicine techniques, focusing on acupuncture, homeopathy, chiropractic, and herbal treatments but also giving overviews of numerous other methods at the end. The authors explain the processes used in evaluating such treatments, as well as the fascinating histories behind them.

Though the book does not support most alt-med treatments (and for good reasons), it’s also not afraid to say when a treatment is actually useful, or when they don’t have enough data to say one way or the other.

All in all, this is a great book for anyone who’s confused about what works and what doesn’t in the medical world, and will even give people a better understanding of science and medicine in general.

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12/15/2010 page 26
01/11/2011 page 200
57.0% "Jeez, I really need to finish this."
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