Homeopathy - The Undiluted Facts

Including a Comprehensive A-Z Lexicon

Authors: Ernst, Edzard

  • An unbiased guide to homeopathy and its present-day practice
  • A revealing book that will help patients to make rational choices about their treatment
  • Authored by an internationally recognized expert on alternative medicine
  • Relies on objective evidence from clinical trials and meta-studies
  • Gives insights into the enduring popularity of homeopathy
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Edzard Ernst is a professor emeritus who has for 20 years researched all areas of alternative medicine. As the world's first professor of complementary medicine (at the University of Exeter) Ernst performed numerous scientific studies of complementary medicine with an emphasis on efficacy and safety. He has published more than 1000 articles in the peer-reviewed literature and several books, including the best-selling "Trick or Treatment" co-authored by Simon Singh. Edzard Ernst is joint recipient of the 2015 John Maddox Prize for Standing Up for Science. 

Reviews

“It properly defines homeopathy (and notes how widely its definition can be stretched), narrates the story of its eccentric but brilliant founder Christian Hahnemann, runs through the scientific arguments for and against Hahnemann’s ideas and, as if that is not enough, it provides a comprehensive lexicon which will become the classic first-choice reference on the subject.” (Nick Ross, healthwatch.uk.org, Issue 104, February, 2017)

“For doctors, scientists, educated laymen, and for anyone seeking a more complete story, Ernst’s book is unbeatable. It should be the last word on homeopathy.” (Harriet Hall, Science-Based Medicine, sciencebasedmedicine.org, November, 2016)


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eBook 15,46 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Homeopathy - The Undiluted Facts
Book Subtitle
Including a Comprehensive A-Z Lexicon
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-43592-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-43592-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-43590-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 151
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
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