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Author Offit, Paul A.
Title Do you believe in magic? : the sense and nonsense of alternative medicine / Paul A. Offit, M.D.
Publication Info. New York, NY : Harper, [2013]
Open Library Cover
Location Call No. Status
 Stack 11  615.53 O    IN LIBRARY
Edition First edition.
Description x, 322 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [259]-305) and index.
Contents Taking a look at alternative medicine -- Saving Joey Hofbauer -- Distrust of modern medicine. Rediscovering the past : Mehmet Oz and his superstars -- The lure of all things natural. The vitamin craze : Linus Pauling's ironic legacy -- Little supplement makers versus Big Pharma. The supplement industry gets a free pass : neutering the FDA ; Fifty-one thousand new supplements : which ones work? -- When the stars shine on alternative medicine. Menopause and aging : Suzanne Somers weighs in ; Autism's Pied Piper : Jenny McCarthy's crusade ; Chronic Lyme Disease : the Blumenthal affair -- The hope business. Curing cancer : Steve Jobs, shark cartilage, coffee enemas, and more ; Sick children, desperate parents : Stanislaw Burzynski's urine cure -- Charismatic healers are hard to resist. Magic potions in the twenty-first century : Rashid Buttar and the lure of personality -- Why some alternative therapies really do work. The remarkably powerful, highly underrated placebo response ; When alternative medicine becomes quackery -- Albert Schweitzer and the witch doctor : a parable.
Subject Alternative medicine.
Alternative medicine -- Corrupt practices.
Added Title Sense and nonsense of alternative medicine
ISBN 9780062222961 :
0062222961