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    Trick or Treatment?: Alternative Medicine on Trial (Paperback) By (author) Simon Singh, By (author) Edzard Ernst


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    DescriptionPrince Charles is a staunch defender and millions of people swear by it; most UK doctors consider it to be little more than superstition and a waste of money. Welcome to the world of alternative medicine. In "Trick or Treatment?", the truth about the efficacy of alternative medicine is rigorously addressed for the first time by the scientist uniquely qualified to do so: Professor Edzard Ernst, the world's first professor of complementary medicine. Having spent over a decade at Exeter University meticulously analyzing the bewildering evidence for and against alternative therapies, this former practitioner of both traditional and complementary medicine brings no bias to the subject. Writing with him is the respected science writer, Simon Singh, who also brings his considerable scientific knowledge and scrupulous impartiality to this most controversial subject.Together, they present a hard-hitting, groundbreaking examination of more than thirty of the most popular treatments, such as Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Chiropractic and Herbal medicines, delivering the ultimate verdict on all of them.

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    Trick or Treatment?
    Alternative Medicine on Trial
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Simon Singh, By (author) Edzard Ernst
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 458 g
    ISBN 13: 9780593059043
    ISBN 10: 0593059042

    BIC E4L: HEA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T9.0
    BIC subject category V2: VXH, VF
    BISAC V2.8: FAM000000, MED004000
    DC22: 615
    BISAC V2.8: SEL000000
    Thema V1.0: VXH, VF
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    Transworld Publishers Ltd
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    Publication date
    27 May 2008
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    Professor Edzard Ernst is the UK's first professor of Complemetary Medicine and is based at the University of Exeter . Formerly a homeopath and a clinical doctor, he has now built a world class reputation for successfully applying science to test the value of alternative therapies and is regularly interviewed for TV and radio. Dr Simon Singh has a PhD in particle physics and started his career as a producer on BBC science programmes like Horizon. He is the author of the worldwide bestsellers Fermat's Last Theorem and The Code Book. Big Bang, his history of cosmology became a New York Times bestseller.