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The Health Robbers: A Close Look at Quackery in America (Consumer Health Library)

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The Health Robbers: A Close Look at Quackery in America (Consumer Health Library) [Hardcover]

Stephen Barrett , William T. Jarvis
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Concordance (learn more)
These are the 100 most frequently used words in this book.

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Text Stats
These statistics are computed from the text of this book. (learn more)
Readability (learn more) Compared with other books
Fog Index:  16.2
78% are easier
22% are harder
Flesch Index:  34.5
79% are easier
21% are harder
Flesch-Kincaid Index:  13.0
76% are easier
24% are harder
Complexity (learn more)
Complex Words:  22%
82% have fewer
18% have more
Syllables per Word:  1.8
81% have fewer
19% have more
Words per Sentence:  18.5
63% have fewer
37% have more
Number of
Characters:  1,260,638
94% have fewer
6% have more
Words:  190,365
94% have fewer
6% have more
Sentences:  10,288
89% have fewer
11% have more
Fun stats
Words per Ounce:  4,856  

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