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Title Homeopathy : the undiluted facts : including a comprehensive A-Z lexicon / Edzard Ernst.
Author Ernst, E. (Edzard), author.
Publication Switzerland : Springer, [2016]
Copyright date ©2016
Description x, 151 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 24 cm
Call # 615.532 E
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-151).
Contents Part I: The Facts of the Matter -- Introduction -- Definition and Main Principles of Homeopathy -- Myths about Homeopathy -- Current Popularity, Acceptance, and Regulation of Homeopathy -- History of Homeopathy -- Different Types of Homeopathy and Homeopaths -- The Patients of Homeopaths -- Homeopathy as a Criticism of Conventional Medicine -- Scientific Evidence -- Spurious Arguments for and Counter-Arguments against Homeopathy -- Part II: Lexicon of Homeopathy.
Summary This book traces the genesis, principles and practice of homeopathy, and discusses the reasons for its enduring popularity. Two hundred years ago, medicine had little to offer except blood letting and the administration of violent purgatives--practices which shortened the course of illness by hastening the death of the patient. Largely in reaction to what he correctly saw as the brutality and ineffectiveness of the medicine of his day, the eighteenth century German physician Samuel Hahnemann developed a system of therapeutics that he termed homeopathy. Ironically, while modern medicine has changed beyond recognition, homeopathy, with its roots in alchemy and metaphysics, continues to be practiced precisely as it was in Hahnemann's day. Readers of this book will enjoy the story of homeopathy and its almost magical attraction, whilst learning much from the authors' rational and scientific discussion of the biological, chemical and psychological questions that this treatment raises.
Subject Homeopathy -- History.
Homeopathy -- Research.
Medicine.
Alternative medicine.
Health.
Medical economics.
Clinical health psychology.
Alternative medicine. (OCoLC)fst00806153
Clinical health psychology. (OCoLC)fst00864355
Health. (OCoLC)fst00952743
Medical economics. (OCoLC)fst01014004
Medicine. (OCoLC)fst01014893
Homeopathy. (OCoLC)fst00959590
Homeopathy -- Research. (OCoLC)fst00959602
ISBN 3319435906
9783319435909

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