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Medical myths

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Tags: debunkery, medicine, water, controversy

Two articles on PainSci cite Vreeman 2007: (1) Water Fever and the Fear of Chronic Dehydration(2) A Historical Perspective On Aches ‘n’ Pains

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Summary of the evidence against (or lack of evidence for) several medical myths "espoused by physicians and the general public, based on statements we had heard endorsed on multiple occasions and thought were true or might be true":

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