Suckers: how alternative medicine makes fools of us all – Rose Shapiro

This is an eye-opening and well-researched book. Very readable, but at the same time shocking to consider that so much money has been spent on treatments that don’t work – just because they’re trendy and people like them. In fact, what I found was the most disturbing was that the people who lay into Western medicine as being ‘artificial’ and dangerous are precisely the same people who reject the scientific approach of randomised controlled trials (the most rigorous form of evidence) because they ‘don’t work’ on complementary therapy. That’s probably all you need to know…

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