TITLE

From plunger to Punkt-roller: a century of weight-loss quackery

AUTHOR(S)
Freedhoff, Yoni
PUB. DATE
February 2009
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/17/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 4, p432
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Essay
ABSTRACT
An essay is presented on weight loss quackery. It offers examples on how some product manufacturers and medical doctors prey on the vulnerabilities usually associated with obesity. The author notes that possessing a medical degree does not guarantee the holder's ethics, morals, or respect for the scientific method.
ACCESSION #
36424517

 

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