Rigor Mortis

How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes Hope, and Wastes Billions

by Richard Harris

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  • 9780465097906
  • 9780465097913
An essential book to understanding whether the new miracle cure is good science or simply too good to be true

American taxpayers spend $30 billion annually funding biomedical research, but over half of these studies can't be replicated due to poor experimental design, improper methods, and sloppy statistics. Bad science doesn't just hold back medical progress, it can sign the equivalent of a death sentence for terminal patients. In Rigor Mortis, Richard Harris explores these urgent issues with vivid anecdotes, personal stories, and interviews with the top biomedical researchers. We need to fix our dysfunctional biomedical system--before it's too late.

  • Basic Books; April 2017
  • ISBN: 9780465097913
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure ePub format
  • Title: Rigor Mortis
  • Author: Richard Harris
  • Imprint: Basic Books
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  • 9780465097906
  • 9780465097913

In The Press

Named by Amazon as one of their "Best Nonfiction Books of the Month"


About The Author

Richard Harris is one of the nation's most celebrated science journalists, covering science, medicine, and the environment for more than thirty years for NPR, and the three-time winner of the AAAS Science Journalism Award. He lives in Washington, DC.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780465097906
  • 9780465097913