The line between scientific uncertainty and promotion of snake oil

@article{Silverman2013TheLB,
  title={The line between scientific uncertainty and promotion of snake oil},
  author={Ed Silverman},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={347}
}
  • E. Silverman
  • Published 20 September 2013
  • Law
  • BMJ : British Medical Journal
Ed Silverman looks at a case in which the US Supreme Court is being asked to review commercial speech rights, scientific debate, and the First Amendment 

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