Are the clinical effects of homeopathy placebo effects? A meta-analysis of placebo-controlled trials.

@article{Linde1997AreTC,
  title={Are the clinical effects of homeopathy placebo effects? A meta-analysis of placebo-controlled trials.},
  author={Klaus Linde and N Clausius and Gilbert H. Ramirez and Dieter Melchart and F Eitel and Larry V Hedges and Wayne B. Jonas},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1997},
  volume={350 9081},
  pages={834-43}
}
BACKGROUND Homeopathy seems scientifically implausible, but has widespread use. We aimed to assess whether the clinical effect reported in randomised controlled trials of homeopathic remedies is equivalent to that reported for placebo. METHODS We sought studies from computerised bibliographies and contracts with researchers, institutions, manufacturers, individual collectors, homeopathic conference proceedings, and books. We included all languages. Double-blind and/or randomised placebo… CONTINUE READING

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