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Edell, Dean. Eat, Drink, and Be Merry : America's Doctor Tells You Why the Health Experts Are Wrong (Harpercollins, 1999) ***

Baker, Robert A. They Call It Hypnosis (Buffalo, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1990). ***

Barrett, Stephen and William T. Jarvis. eds. The Health Robbers: A Close Look at Quackery in America (Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1993). ***

Barrett, Stephen and Kurt Butler (eds.) A Consumers Guide to Alternative Medicine : A Close Look at Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Faith-Healing, and Other Unconventional Treatments; edited by (Buffalo, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 1992). ***

Barrett, Stephen. "Homeopathy: Is It Medicine?," in The Hundredth Monkey and Other Paradigms of the Paranormal - A Skeptical Inquirer Collection, ed. Kendrick Frazier (Buffalo, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1991), pp. 271-277. 

Bausell, R. Barker. (2007). Snake Oil Science: The Truth about Complementary and Alternative Medicine Oxford. (review)

Benedetti, Paul and Wayne Macphail. (2003). Spin Doctors: The Chiropractic Industry Under Examination. Dundurn Press.

Brenneman, Richard J. Deadly Blessings : Faith Healing on Trial (Buffalo, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1990). 

Campbell, Anthony. (2008). Homeopathy in Perspective - Myth and Reality.

Ernst, Edzard MD PhD, Max H. Pittler MD PHD , Barbara Wider MA. 2006. The Desktop Guide to Complementary and Alternative Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach. 2nd ed. Mosby.

Ernst, Edzard and Simon Singh. 2008. Trick or Treatment: The Undeniable Facts about Alternative Medicine. W. W. Norton.

Gardner, Martin. Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science (New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1957),  ***

Hines, Terence. Pseudoscience and the Paranormal (Prometheus 2003).

Hurley, Dan. 2006. Natural Causes: Death, Lies and Politics in America's Vitamin and Herbal Supplement Industry. Broadway.

Huston, Peter. "China, Chi, and Chicanery - Examining Traditional Chinese Medicine and Chi Theory," Skeptical Inquirer, Sept/Oct 1995. 

Jarvis, William. "Chiropractic: A Skeptical View," in The Hundredth Monkey, ed. Kendrick Frazier (Buffalo, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1991), pp. 262-270.

Jerome, Lawrence E. Crystal Power - The Ultimate Placebo Effect (Amherst, NY: Prometheus, 1996). 

Magner, George. Chiropractic : the victim's perspective; edited by Stephen Barrett ; with a foreword by William T. Jarvis. (Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1995). ***

Park, Robert L. Voodoo Science: The Road from Foolishness to Fraud (Oxford U. Press, 2000).

Randi, James. The Faith Healers (Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1989). ***

Randi, James. Flim-Flam! (Buffalo, New York: Prometheus Books,1982), chapter 9. ***

Raso, Jack. "Alternative" Healthcare: A Comprehensive Guide (Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 1994). ***

Raso, Jack. Mystical Diets : Paranormal, Spiritual, and Occult Nutrition Practices (Consumer Health Library) (Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 1993). ***

Rubin, Robert T. Extraordinary Disorders of Human Behavior, edited by Claude T. H. Friedmann and Robert A. Faguet (NY & London: Plenum Press, 1982). 

Sampson, Wallace and Lewis Vaughn, editors. Science Meets Alternative Medicine: What the Evidence Says About Unconventional Treatments  (Prometheus Books, 2000).

Shapiro, Rose. 2008. Suckers: How Alternative Medicine Makes Fools of Us All. Random House 

Singh, Simon and Edzard Ernst. 2008. Trick or Treatment: The Undeniable Facts about Alternative Medicine. W. W. Norton.

Skrabanek, Petr and James McCormick. Follies and Fallacies in Medicine (Buffalo, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1990). 

Taylor, Kim. (1995). Chinese Medicine in Early Communist China, 1945-63: A Medicine of Revolution. RoutledgeCurzon.

Unschuld, Paul. (1998). Chinese Medicine. Paradigm Publications.

Williams, Guy R. The Age of Miracles: Medicine and Surgery in the Nineteenth Century (Academy Chicago Publishers 1981).

Wanjek, Christopher. 2002. Bad Medicine: Misconceptions and Misuses Revealed, from Distance Healing to Vitamin O. Wiley.





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