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The Resource Do you believe in magic? : the sense and nonsense of alternative medicine, Paul A. Offit

Do you believe in magic? : the sense and nonsense of alternative medicine, Paul A. Offit

Label
Do you believe in magic? : the sense and nonsense of alternative medicine
Title
Do you believe in magic?
Title remainder
the sense and nonsense of alternative medicine
Statement of responsibility
Paul A. Offit
Title variation
Sense and nonsense of alternative medicine
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Medical expert Paul A. Offit, M.D., offers a scathing exposé of the alternative medicine industry, revealing how even though some popular therapies are remarkably helpful due to the placebo response, many of them are ineffective, expensive, and even deadly
Summary
Uses real-life stories to present a scathing expose of the alternative medicine industry that debunks the treatments that don't work and takes on the media celebrities who promote alternative medicine
Tone
Writing style
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10189399
Cataloging source
UPZ
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Offit, Paul A
Dewey number
615/.5
Index
index present
LC call number
R733
LC item number
.O43 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Alternative medicine
  • Alternative medicine
  • Alternative medicine
Target audience
adult
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the sense and nonsense of alternative medicine
Label
Do you believe in magic? : the sense and nonsense of alternative medicine, Paul A. Offit
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [297]-305) and index
Contents
pt. 1. Distrust of modern medicine. Rediscovering the past : Mehmet Oz and his superstars -- pt. 2. The lure of all things natural. The vitamin craze : Linus Pauling's ironic legacy -- pt. 3. Little supplement makers versus Big Pharma. The supplement industry gets a free pass : neutering the FDA ; Fifty-one thousand new supplements : which ones work? -- pt. 4. 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 -- pt. 5. The hope business. Curing cancer : Steve Jobs, shark cartilage, coffee enemas, and more ; Sick children, desperate parents : Stanislaw Burzynski's urine cure -- pt. 6. Charismatic healers are hard to resist. Magic potions in the twenty-first century : Rashid Buttar and the lure of personality -- pt. 7. Why some alternative therapies really do work. The remarkably powerful, highly underrated placebo response ; When alternative medicine becomes quackery
Control code
ocn840439805
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 322 p.
Isbn
9780062222961
System control number
(OCoLC)840439805
Label
Do you believe in magic? : the sense and nonsense of alternative medicine, Paul A. Offit
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [297]-305) and index
Contents
pt. 1. Distrust of modern medicine. Rediscovering the past : Mehmet Oz and his superstars -- pt. 2. The lure of all things natural. The vitamin craze : Linus Pauling's ironic legacy -- pt. 3. Little supplement makers versus Big Pharma. The supplement industry gets a free pass : neutering the FDA ; Fifty-one thousand new supplements : which ones work? -- pt. 4. 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 -- pt. 5. The hope business. Curing cancer : Steve Jobs, shark cartilage, coffee enemas, and more ; Sick children, desperate parents : Stanislaw Burzynski's urine cure -- pt. 6. Charismatic healers are hard to resist. Magic potions in the twenty-first century : Rashid Buttar and the lure of personality -- pt. 7. Why some alternative therapies really do work. The remarkably powerful, highly underrated placebo response ; When alternative medicine becomes quackery
Control code
ocn840439805
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 322 p.
Isbn
9780062222961
System control number
(OCoLC)840439805

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