Bad Science (Paperback)
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DescriptionBen Goldacre's wise and witty bestseller, shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, lifts the lid on quack doctors, flaky statistics, scaremongering journalists and evil pharmaceutical corporations. Since 2003 Dr Ben Goldacre has been exposing dodgy medical data in his popular Guardian column. In this eye-opening book he takes on the MMR hoax and misleading cosmetics ads, acupuncture and homeopathy, vitamins and mankind's vexed relationship with all manner of 'toxins'. Along the way, the self-confessed 'Johnny Ball cum Witchfinder General' performs a successful detox on a Barbie doll, sees his dead cat become a certified nutritionist and probes the supposed medical qualifications of 'Dr' Gillian McKeith. Full spleen and satire, Ben Goldacre takes us on a hilarious, invigorating and ultimately alarming journey through the bad science we are fed daily by hacks and quacks.
- Published: 02 April 2009
- Format: Paperback 288 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780007284870 ISBN 10: 000728487X
- Sales rank: 415
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Reviews for Bad Science
This was an entertaining and rather eye-opening book about the phramaceutical industry, placebos and pseudo-drugs, clinical studies, the effect of the color and shape of a pill on its effectiveness, and much much more. It reads like a good novel. by Olga