College of Medicine or College of Quackery?

@article{Ernst2011CollegeOM,
  title={College of Medicine or College of Quackery?},
  author={Edzard Ernst},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={343}
}
  • E. Ernst
  • Published 12 July 2011
  • Education
  • BMJ : British Medical Journal
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