Bad Advice: Or Why Celebrities, Politicians, and Activists Aren't Your Best Source of Health Information

Bad Advice: Or Why Celebrities, Politicians, and Activists Aren't Your Best Source of Health Information

by Paul Offit , M.D.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231186988
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 06/19/2018
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 166,165
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Paul A. Offit is the director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as well as the Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology and professor of pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is an award-winning physician, coinventor of a rotavirus vaccine, and the author of several books on medical and scientific issues including, from Columbia University Press, Autism’s False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a Cure (2007) and Vaccines and Your Child: Separating Fact from Fiction (2011, with Charlotte A. Moser).

Table of Contents

Prologue: On Being Naïve
1. What Science Is—and What It Isn’t
2. White Mice and Windowless Rooms
3. An Alibi for Ignorance
4. Feeding the Beast
5. To Debate or Not to Debate
6. Make ’Em Laugh
7. Science Goes to the Movies
8. The Emperor’s New Clothes
9. Judgment Day
10. The Nuclear Option
11. Pharma Shill
12. A Ray of Hope
Epilogue: The End of the Tour
Acknowledgments
Appendix: Blogs and Podcasts
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index

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