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Surgery, The Ultimate Placebo: A surgeon cuts through the evidence

Surgery, The Ultimate Placebo: A surgeon cuts through the evidence
  

For many complaints and conditions, the benefits from surgery are lower, and the risks higher, than you or your surgeon think. In this book you will see how commonly performed operations can be found to be useless or even harmful when...

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ISBN 9781458733993
Published 4 March 2016 by ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
Format Paperback, Large type / large print edition
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Author(s) By Harris, Ian
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ISBN-13 9781458733993
ISBN-10 1458733998
Stock Out of stock
Status Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
Imprint ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
Publication Date 4 March 2016
Publication Country Canada Canada
Format Paperback, Large type / large print edition
Edition Large type / large print edition
Author(s) By Harris, Ian
Category Biography & Autobiography: Science, Technology & Engineering
Surgery
Number of Pages 324
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 240mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Surgery, Large type books
NBS Text Autobiography: Science, Technology & Medical
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 617;617
Catalogue Code 665476

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For many complaints and conditions, the benefits from surgery are lower, and the risks higher, than you or your surgeon think. In this book you will see how commonly performed operations can be found to be useless or even harmful when properly evaluated. That these claims come from an experienced, practising orthopaedic surgeon who performs many of these operations himself, makes the unsettling argument particularly compelling. Of course no surgeon is recommending invasive surgery in bad faith, but Ian Harris argues that the evidence for the success for many common operations, including knee arthroscopies, back fusion or cardiac stenting, become current accepted practice without full examination of the evidence. The placebo effect may be real, but is it worth the recovery time, expense and discomfort?

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