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The author of this book, Pyotr Talantov, is a doctor and marketer, a member of the Society of Evidence-Based Medicine Specialists and the Commission of the Russian Academy of Sciences to Combat the Falsification of Scientific Research. He is actively engaged in this opposition - for example, he recently conducted an investigation into the authenticity of Elena Kornilova's diplomas (and proved that they were fake).
Published by Corpus, the book is not your typical hymn to evidence-based medicine and a criticism of anti-vaccines. Talantov also talks about the dark sides of evidence-based medicine related to marketing strategies and the fact that the level of evidence varies. The book contains a lot of facts from the history of the sphere, explaining why exactly the placebo effect works and how it happens that people believe in charlatans. Non-trivial examples will not let you get bored - from the section on homeopathy, we learned that "it is recommended to treat" feelings of abandonment, disunity and horror "with multiple diluted particles of the Berlin Wall, as well as to prescribe them to victims of political, religious and sexual violence."