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Science  06 Apr 2007:
Vol. 316, Issue 5821, pp. 55
DOI: 10.1126/science.1124931

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Dr. Golem. How to Think About Medicine. By Harry Collins and Trevor Pinch. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2005. 258 pp. $25, £17.50. ISBN 9780226113661.

Collins and Pinch present eight case studies (including tonsillectomies, chronic fatigue syndrome, and vaccination) to explore the uncertainties and limitations of medical science.