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Replacing Science with Mystery

A critique of Laurent Pordie's arguments on therapeutic effi cacy and global health policies, and the social use of clinical research ("The Politics of Therapeutic Evaluation in Asian Medicine", EPW, 1 May 2010).

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Replacing Science with Mystery George Thomas body and the universe. One of the great revolutions of modernity has been the secularisation of knowledge – anyone can learn medicine, and there is nothing mysterious about the working of the human

A critique of Laurent Pordie’s arguments on therapeutic effi cacy and global health policies, and the social use of clinical research (“The Politics of Therapeutic Evaluation in Asian Medicine”, EPW, 1 May 2010).

George Thomas (george.s.thomas@gmail.com) is an orthopaedic surgeon based in Chennai.

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