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Homeomythology

AuthorAnthony Campbell Entered2001-01-26 03:04:56 by Anthony Campbell
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by Ben Crowell (crowell09 at stopspam.lightandmatter.com (change 09 to current year)) on 2001-01-27 00:00:50, review #106
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Caveat: I haven't read this book from cover to cover.

This book is a (mainly) historical discussion of homeopathy. It's not clear to me that there's any audience to whom it would be useful. The typical layperson mainly needs to know that homeopathy has been thoroughly discredited. As a secondary historical source, the book does not have any of the detailed footnoting that would be needed for a good scholarly treatment. It doesn't seem to be intended as a scientific treatise.

The author is a doctor who has practiced homepathic "medicine," but to his credit, he appears to be willing to depart from the conventional wisdom that prevails among homeopaths, and is even willing to question whether homepathy is merely placebo-effect medicine:

It's faint praise, however, to say that this book is better than the typical crank literature.

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