The Resource Snake oil science : the truth about complementary and alternative medicine, R. Barker Bausell

Snake oil science : the truth about complementary and alternative medicine, R. Barker Bausell

Label
Snake oil science : the truth about complementary and alternative medicine
Title
Snake oil science
Title remainder
the truth about complementary and alternative medicine
Statement of responsibility
R. Barker Bausell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Snake Oil Science, R. Barker Bausell provides an engaging look at the scientific evidence for complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and at the logical, psychological, and physiological pitfalls that lead otherwise intelligent people - including researchers, physicians, and therapists - to endorse these cures,The book's ultimate goal is to reveal not whether these therapies work - as Bausell explains, most do work, although weakly and temporarily - but whether they work for the reasons their proponents believe."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
NLM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bausell, R. Barker
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WB 890
NLM item number
B351s 2007
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Complementary Therapies
  • Placebo Effect
  • Alternative medicine
  • Placebos (Medicine)
Label
Snake oil science : the truth about complementary and alternative medicine, R. Barker Bausell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [295]-315) and index
Contents
The rise of complementary and alternative therapies -- A brief history of placebos -- Natural impediments to making valid inferences -- Impediments that prevent physicians and therapists from making valid inferences -- Impediments that prevent poorly trained scientists from making valid inferences -- Why randomized placebo control groups are necessary in CAM research -- Judging the credibility and plausibility of scientific evidence -- Some personal research involving acupuncture -- How we know that the placebo effect exists -- A biochemical explanation for the placebo effect -- What high-quality trials reveal about CAM -- What high-quality systematic reviews reveal about CAM -- How CAM therapies are hypothesized to work -- Tying up a few loose ends
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xix, 324 p.
Isbn
9780195313680
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
20070102 17
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)85862469
  • (OCoLC)85862469
Label
Snake oil science : the truth about complementary and alternative medicine, R. Barker Bausell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [295]-315) and index
Contents
The rise of complementary and alternative therapies -- A brief history of placebos -- Natural impediments to making valid inferences -- Impediments that prevent physicians and therapists from making valid inferences -- Impediments that prevent poorly trained scientists from making valid inferences -- Why randomized placebo control groups are necessary in CAM research -- Judging the credibility and plausibility of scientific evidence -- Some personal research involving acupuncture -- How we know that the placebo effect exists -- A biochemical explanation for the placebo effect -- What high-quality trials reveal about CAM -- What high-quality systematic reviews reveal about CAM -- How CAM therapies are hypothesized to work -- Tying up a few loose ends
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xix, 324 p.
Isbn
9780195313680
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
20070102 17
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)85862469
  • (OCoLC)85862469

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