Paul A. Offit, MD

Paul A. ­Offit, MD, is an attending physician in the division of infectious diseases at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vac-cinology at Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania. He is author of Overkill: When Modern Medicine Goes Too Far.

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Medical Counter-Wisdom for Everyday Life

Many things we do to heal ourselves and stay healthy are based not on modern science but on outdated ­theories…