Saturday, February 2, 2008

Snake Oil Science

Snake Oil Science: The Truth about Complementary and Alternative Medicine by R. Barker Bausell, Ph.D.

What if someone with impeccable academic credentials and years of experience in designing rigorous clinical trials turned this expertise toward CAM (complementary and alternative medicine)? What if this same person reviewed the controversial and contradictory literature of CAM for efficacy? What if this same person went the extra mile and helped to develop a credible placebo for, say, acupuncture?

Find out answers to all 3 questions in this book, written by the former Research Director of a National Institutes of Health-funded Complementary and Alternative Medicine Specialized Research Center.

If I had 10 hands, I'd give this book all 10 thumbs up.

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