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Suckers : how alternative medicine makes fools of us all

Author: Rose Shapiro
Publisher: London : Vintage, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the tradition of 'Fast Food Nation', Rose Shapiro offers a feisty, well-argued and very provocative calling to account of a huge and rapidly-expanding industry - alternative medicine.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rose Shapiro
ISBN: 9780099522867 0099522861
OCLC Number: 267166615
Notes: Originally published: London: Harvill Secker, 2008.
Description: 296 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Rose Shapiro.

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Endorsed by celebrities and embraced by the middle classes, alternative medicine's appeal is based on the spurious rediscovery of ancient wisdom and the supposedly benign quality of nature.  Read more...

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"a potted history of alternative medicine, as well as a thorough rebuttal of it, and her research is both fascinating and illuminating" -- Natalie Haynes * New Humanist * "Recommended treatment: Read more...

 
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