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E. Ernst

Head of the department of complementary medicine at Exeter University

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  • The demise of homoeopathy?

    8 JAN 2000

    The two main principles of homoeopathy, namely the law of similars and the notion that highly potentised (diluted) remedies can be effective even though they are unlikely to contain a single molecule of the original substance, have remained controversial throughout their 200-year history. Opponents quite simply insist that where there is no molecule there can be no effect, and that all clinical effects of homoeopathy must therefore be due to placebo. A meta-analysis of all randomised or place

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