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


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    DescriptionWelcome to the world of alternative medicine. Prince 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. But how do you know which treatments really heal and which are potentially harmful? Now at last you can find out, thanks to the formidable partnership of Professor Edzard Ernst and Simon Singh. Edzard Ernst is the world's first professor of complementary medicine, based at Exeter University, where he has spent over a decade analysing meticulously the evidence for and against alternative therapies.He is supported in his findings by Simon Singh, the well-known and highly respected science writer of several international bestsellers. Together they have written the definitive book on the subject. It is honest, impartial but hard-hitting, and provides a thorough examination and judgement of more than thirty of the most popular treatments, such as acupuncture, homeopathy, aromatherapy, reflexology, chiropractic and herbal medicine. In "Trick or Treatment?" the ultimate verdict on alternative medicine is delivered for the first time with clarity, scientific rigour and absolute authority.

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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: Hardback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 161 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 596 g
    ISBN 13: 9780593061299
    ISBN 10: 0593061292

    BIC E4L: HEA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T10.2
    BIC subject category V2: VXH
    DC22: 615.5
    BISAC V2.8: SCI000000, MED004000
    Transworld Publishers Ltd
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    Publication date
    21 April 2008
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    Author Information
    Professor Edzard Ernst is the world's first professor of complementary medicine. Formerly a clinical doctor, he has studied homeopathy and practiced this and many other alternative treatments. 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 Ph.D. in particle physics and started his career as a producer on BBC science programmes such as 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.