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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
Author
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."--Jacket
Cataloging source
NLM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bausell, R. Barker
Dewey number
615.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
R733
LC item number
.B29 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2007 L-559
  • WB 890
NLM item number
B351s 2007
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alternative medicine
  • Placebos (Medicine)
  • Complementary Therapies
  • Placebo Effect
  • Alternative medicine
  • Placebos (Medicine)
  • Alternative Medizin
  • Placebo
  • Wissenschaftlichkeit
  • Alternativ medicin
Label
Snake oil science : the truth about complementary and alternative medicine, R. Barker Bausell
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0713/2007010217.html
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-315) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm85862469
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xix, 315 pages
Isbn
9780195383423
Lccn
2007010217
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o85862469
  • (OCoLC)85862469
Label
Snake oil science : the truth about complementary and alternative medicine, R. Barker Bausell
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0713/2007010217.html
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-315) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm85862469
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xix, 315 pages
Isbn
9780195383423
Lccn
2007010217
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o85862469
  • (OCoLC)85862469

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