July 1978

The Health Robbers: How to Protect Your Money and Your Life

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edited by Stephen Barrett and Gilda Knight, 340 pp, 15 illus, $10.50, Philadelphia, George F. Stickley Co, 1976.

Arch Intern Med. 1978;138(7):1179. doi:10.1001/archinte.1978.03630320105047

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How do you answer your patient with terminal cancer, when you are asked, "What about laetrile?"; "What do you know about vitamin B15?"; "What's the best way to lose weight?"; "Does vitamin E really work?". I'm sure most physicians are inundated with these questions, and many others, almost daily. Where do you go for help?

A new book, entitled The Health Robbers: How to Protect Your Money and Your Life, is a valuable resource for all physicians. Dr Barrett is well known for his battle against health fraud in the United States, as chairman of the board of directors of The Lehigh Valley Committee Against Health Fraud. He has been willing to travel any place, any time, and, in some cases, at his own expense to do battle against the health fraud occurring in the United States. Gilda Knight is the executive assistant for The American Institute of Nutrition

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