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Additional Resources

The 5 Signs of Medical Quackery
Quackwatch, Your Guide to Quackery, Health Fraud, and Intelligent Decisions

Scientific Method, An Historical and Philosophical Introduction. Gower, Barry. London and New York: Routledge,1997.
Religion & Science. Russell, Bertrand. 1935. London: Oxford University Press, 1961.
Aladdin’s Lamp, How Greek Science Came to Europe Through the Islamic World. Freely, John. New York: Random House, 2009.
The Invention of Science, A New History of the Scientific Revolution. Wootton, David. New York: Harper Collins, 2015.
Unscientific America, How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens our Future. Mooney, Chris. New York: Basic Books, 2009.
Do You Believe in Magic? Offit, Paul, MD. New York: Harper Collins, 2013.

Recent examples of Quackonomics and questionable science in the news.

The Use of Acupuncture for Managing Gynaecologic Conditions: An Overview of Systematic Reviews, Hyun-Sun Kang, Daun Jeong, Dong-Il Kim, Myeong Soo Lee, Maturitas, International Journal of Midlife Health and Beyond
Medicare Advantage Plans Overbill Taxpayers By Billions Annually, Records Show, Shots: Health News from NPR, Fred Schulte, Lauren Weber. “Health insurers that treat millions of seniors have overcharged Medicare by nearly $30 billion over the past three years alone, but federal officials say they are moving ahead with long-delayed plans to recoup at least part of the money”.