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

Freedhoff, Yoni
February 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/17/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 4, p432
Academic Journal
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.


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