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5.0 out of 5 stars
Informative, well-written and amusing!, 21 July 2010
With a big mathematics background I don't come across biological sciences that often but still have an interest in them.
This book was very informative about how many medicines work and allowed me to understand quite complicated biological goings on. Goldacre claims to be patronising in some instances on the book, but I'd much prefer to be patronised than left confused and dumbfounded by what he is saying.
Also the description of what is required for evidence in medicine to be adequate was revealing and helps me judge evidence I read in everyday life with a much more informed eye.
After this book I read Simon Singh's & Edward Ernst's book "Trick or Treatment" and think they compliment eachother very well.