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Author Singh, Simon.

Title Trick or treatment : the undeniable facts about alternative medicine / Simon Singh & Edzard Ernst.

Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  610 SIN    Check Shelf
 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  610 SIN    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  610 SINGH    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  610 SIN    Check Shelf
 Plainville Public Library - Non Fiction  610 SIN    Check Shelf
Edition First American edition.
Description 342 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-331) and index.
Contents How do you determine the truth? -- The truth about acupuncture -- The truth about homeopathy -- The truth about chiropractic therapy -- The truth about herbal medicine -- Does the truth matter?
Summary In this groundbreaking analysis, over thirty of the most popular treatments--acupuncture, homeopathy, aromatherapy, reflexology, chiropractic, and herbal medicines--are examined for their benefits and potential dangers. Questions answered include: What works and what doesn't? What are the secrets, and what are the lies? Who can you trust, and who is ripping you off? Can science decide what is best, or do the old wives' tales really tap into ancient, superior wisdom? In their scrutiny of alternative and complementary cures, authors Simon Singh and Edzard Ernst also strive to reassert the primacy of the scientific method as a means for determining public health practice and policy.--From publisher description.
Subject Alternative medicine.
Complementary Therapies.
Evidence-Based Medicine.
Placebo Effect.
Added Author Ernst, E. (Edzard)
ISBN 9780393066616 hardcover
0393066614 hardcover
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