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  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409043959
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

Snake Oil And Other Preoccupations



Everyone pussyfoots around the world of alternative medicine because it is now a multi-million pound industry that frequently makes claims about curing everything from colds to cancer and gets away with it. John Diamond's look at the whole world of complimentary medicine is based on experience, fact and thousands of anecdotes both supporting and anti, from the millions of people who read his columns and responded, emailing their stories and opinions back to him.Snake Oil will be both personal and poignant, hard hitting and controversial, he tackles the issues raised by alternative medicine with total candour and his usual wit. This is an extremely important book as well as an extremely good read.

  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409043959
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

About the author

John Diamond

John Diamond, who died on March 1st 2001, was one of Britain's most prolific journalists, columnists and broadcasters. For seven years he wrote an immensely popular weekly column in The Times which, since his diagnosis with cancer, was given over to following the disease's progress. John lived in West London and was married to fellow columnist and bestselling author Nigella Lawson, with whom he had two children.

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