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Surgery: The ultimate placebo


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This excellent book by an orthopedic surgeon explores the shameful history of untested surgeries in considerable detail. It’s fascinating and mostly easy enough reading even for patients.


item type
a book
author
Ian Harris
link
https://www.amazon.com/Surgery-Ultimate-Placebo-Surgeon-Evidence/dp/17 [snip!]
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publisher
NewSouth Publishing
year
2016

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http://www.smh.com.au/national/surgery-the-ultimate-placebo-20160207-gmo484.html

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