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368,379 people killed, 306,096 injured and over $2,815,931,000 in economic damages

What's the harm in psychic surgery?

Psychic surgery allegedly allows the practitioner to remove tumors and otherwise heal the body without making an incision.  Read more about psychic surgery

Here are 602 people who were harmed by someone not thinking critically.

Andy Kaufman (comedian)

Age: 35
Los Angeles, California

May 16, 1984

Diagnosed with inoperable cancer, he sought out alternative therapies. He even flew to the Philippines to receive psychic surgery for six weeks. These treatments wasted time he could have spent with his family before he died. Read more & more

Peter Sellers (actor)

Age: 54
Dorchester, England

Died (untreated heart condition)
July 24, 1980

A heart attack in 1964 had permanently damaged his heart. His doctors were advising bypass surgery, but he delayed it and instead saw psychic surgeons twice a year. He died of a massive heart attack. Read more & more

600 Canadian patients

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

June 15, 2005

He came to Canada from the Philippines, and patients came to him in a hotel room for healing. He was using psychic surgery (actually a slight of hand trick) to take $135 from each of them. Police arrested him and charged him with fraud. Read more & more

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